Defamation Solicitors: Is an injunction always the best way to respond to online reputation attacks?

Defamation Solicitors: Is an injunction always the best way to respond to online reputation attacks?

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Internet defamation business risk management

Some people forget how important it is to carry out a thorough risk analysis prior to deciding on the most appropriate response to internet defamation. Here is a quick guide to how we suggest it is best to carry out risk management when it comes to responding to internet defamation.

Online defamation

  • Find  out as much as you possibly can about the capacity of the individual or company which are responsible for defaming you online. Are they a blogger? A “professional” self-appointed individual? Are they a competitor? The more you understand about their practices, motives and technical and financial abilities the more accurate and effective your response to internet defamation would be.
  • Calmly evaluate the risk to your business by first refraining from taking any particular action. Never act impulsively or upon advice which is not based on proven experience and understanding of the issue. Carefully consider the best, worst, and most likely consequences of the various options which are available to you to defeat the defamation on the internet.
  • Consider all your available solutions and in particular the legal, technical and social solutions to the defamation issue and always look at the big, long term picture.
  • Develop a strategy based on all of the above and never react sporadically.

Follow this simple guide because it is important that you get things right first time round as there might not be a second chance.

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Defamation lawyer asks whether you should respond to defamatory web posts

Defamation lawyer Yair Cohen advises to remove emotions from any response to internet defamation.

You may have suddenly discovered that there is something defamatory written about you or your company over the internet.  You may, perhaps out of anger, respond to that post without thinking through the long-term consequences. If so, you may have just made the situation a thousand times worse with serious long term implications to your organisation.

It is not always a good idea to respond to negative comments on the internet.  Although you may feel the immediate urge to defend your reputation, consider your reaction carefully. If you decide to respond, you will need to plan what you say and ensure that anything that you do say will not cause you greater problems in the future. Defamation lawyer Yair Cohen says that the last thing you probably want to do is to enter into a never-ending dialogue with your accusers.

It is best to avoid using explicit language or to come across as defensive.  If you are responding on behalf of a company you will have to be aware that whatever you say may have a huge effect on the company’s reputation and even on its share prices.

Responding to negative comments could attract search engine results to the original defamatory post.  This means the comments you do not want people to see will become more visible on the web, drawing more attention than if they were simply left alone. This would then seriously damage your reputation, or your business, which could lead to huge consequences.

Whatever you decide to do, don’t gamble. Obtain professional advice immediately as you become aware of the defamation on the internet and follow it through.

Visit the Internet Law Centre to read tips on internet defamation.

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The phenomenon of trolls

There may soon be amendements to the Defamation Act which will enforce stricter rules on interent trolling.  Read via Defamation Solicitors: The phenomenon of trolls.

How to remove a defamatory website?

The idea of removing bad webpages will be an attractive option for many.  The Internet Law Centre specialises in internet defamation and how you can remove bad web pages.  Read more on web page removal via Defamation Solicitors: Website Removal.

Reputation Crisis Management

A company must act quickly and efficiently when they discover defamatory or false material written about them over the internet.  Read on to find out how businesses can survive just by taking a simple strategic approach via Defamation Solicitors: Internet Defamation Crisis Management.

How to use blogs for internet defamation

Blogs are a good way of pushing down unwanted web pages.  They are free to set up and can be very effective. Find out how to push bad web pages down by using blogs via Defamation Solicitors: Internet Defamation – blogs.