Feb 182014
 February 18, 2014  Posted by  Court, Laws, Non-U.S., Online, Youth & Schools

Steven Price is a Wellington barrister specialising in media law. He is the author of Media Minefield, a guide to media regulation in NZ and writes the Media Law Journal blog. He writes:

A bill before the New Zealand parliament would allow judges to issue online take-down orders against bloggers and the media. I’m for it. Let me tell you why.

The Harmful Digital Communications Bill is aimed at cyber-bullying. It would create a complaints system based around a set of ten “Communication Principles”.

These say, for example, that digital communications should not disclose sensitive private facts, incite suicide, make false allegations, make threats, or be grossly offensive.

Read more of his commentary on INFORRM, who note that his article was originally published in the Gazette of Law and Journalism.

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