Defamation suit : Internet Service Provider (ISP) at risk! / Norazlina Abdul Aziz and Irini Ibrahim

Abdul Aziz, Norazlina and Ibrahim, Irini (2012) Defamation suit : Internet Service Provider (ISP) at risk! / Norazlina Abdul Aziz and Irini Ibrahim. Journal of Administrative Science, 9 (2). pp. 87-102. ISSN 1675-1302


World has become smaller, communication and transportation have been expedite, discharging bills and payment have become much easier with the assistance of an impressive technology. Unfortunately, as many have
enjoyed advantage of the new technology, there are more of them who have misused the technology. The nature of convergence technology requires a new regulatory framework to guide future development. Policing a global
operation like the Internet involves policing citizens from countries with widely differing domestic laws, cultures and social mores. An overwhelming usage of the Internet has contributed to uncontrollable activities which exposed harms to once private life and one of it is dissemination of
defamatory words. This study will critically examine the adequacy of the Malaysian legal framework in governing the rights and liabilities of the internet service provider i.e The Multimedia and Telecommunication Act 1998 and The Defamation Act 1957. The objectives underlying this study
is to examine the Malaysian legal standing on the rights and liabilities of the Internet Service Provider in Malaysia under the defamation claims and looking into the approach taken by the advanced jurisdiction of United
Kingdom and European Union into solving the inadequacy of the said laws with the intention of recommending the most relevant amendment to the existing Malaysian legal framework on the liabilities and protection for the
ISP under a Defamation claim.


Item Type: Article
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Abdul Aziz, Norazlina
Ibrahim, Irini
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > Social change
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > Social change > Causes > Technological innovations. Technology > Information technology. Information society > Malaysia
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Administrative Science
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Administrative Science (JAS)
ISSN: 1675-1302
Volume: 9
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 87-102
Keywords: Internet service provider; cyber; defamation; law; communication
Date: December 2012
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