The Defamation in the Internet Age:  Cyber Defamation​​

Shweta Chhetri
LLM Student, Parul institute of law,Parul University, Vadodara (Gujarat), India.

Volume IV, Issue I, 2021

In the 21st century internet communication grows rapidly over the world, people can transmit information and communicative across the boundaries in a faster, easier and inexpensive way. With one click a user can post a message to bulletin board on the web or send a massage by email to an enormous number if recipients globally. Defamation laws have developed over several centuries to provide recourse for people whose reputation are or are likely to be harmed by publication of information about them. Theoretically, the objective of defamation law is to balance between protection of person’s reputation and freedom of expression. In practically, defamation laws are frequently used as a means of chilling speech. As may of other geographical areas. With both push technologies like email and pull technologies like the web unconstrained and indeed uncontainable by state or national borders. With the proliferation of internet, and its endless freedom to discriminate information of all kind new concerns and interpretation have inevitably arisen about conflicts between the right to speech and right to reputation. The law related to defamation is different from state to state and country to country. In this paper researchers have made an attempt to analyze the meaning and scope of cyber defamation in India, law pertaining to it and jurisdictional concerns.

Keywords – Communication, Cyber Defamation, People, Publication, Reputation