SOURCE: Kelly / Warner Law, P.L.L.C.
PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - Nov 15, 2012) - Defamation laws often mirror a country's national zeitgeist concerning democracy and free speech. As the world becomes increasingly inter-connected -- both socially and economically -- it's important for members of the media, Internet users and entrepreneurs to understand international defamation law and libel tourism. To make research easier, the Kelly / Warner law firm launched the International Defamation Law Database (IDLD).
"We wanted to put together a useful resource for people to find out more about defamation laws and how they vary around the world," explained founding partner Aaron Kelly. "We think a lot of people are going to really like having all of this information in a single place that is easy to browse," added co-partner Daniel Warner.
"Due to libel tourism, we spend a lot of time researching foreign libel and slander statutes; as such, we've amassed a deep understanding of how governments view defamation and the methods they use to either protect or punish journalists, bloggers and private citizens via defamation litigation."
Why Is The Kelly / Warner International Defamation Law Database So Useful?
Who will get the most use out of the Kelly / Warner International Defamation Law Database?
- Attorneys - Lawyers often need a quick overview of a foreign country's slander and libel statutes. The IDLD is concise and also provides further reading links to more in-depth analyses and information. It helps to eliminate online research leg-work for other lawyers.
- Defendants - While it's best to have legal representation if you are being charged with defamation (or want to sue someone for libel or slander), having access to a quick reference guide is very useful -- especially since the Internet has sparked an increase in libel tourism.
- Researchers, Students & Curious People - Students or researchers collecting information for a white paper or some other type of presentation will find the Kelly / Warner International Defamation Database an indispensible tool. With so much information gathered into one place, and sorted for easy access, they'll be able to spend more time analyzing instead of wading through useless web pages with inaccurate information.
Defamation laws are constantly changing; the Kelly / Warner Defamation Database makes it exceptionally easy to learn more about libel and slander around the world, while keeping up to date on any changes that are made.
The Kelly / Warner IDLD can be accessed online here. It's simple to use and explains the statutes in concise, easy-to-understand language.