Case Law, Hong Kong: Pui Kwan Kay v Ming Pao, Responsible Journalism Defence fails

25 09 2013

Pui Kwan KayThe Hong Kong Chinese-language newspaper Ming Pao Daily was ordered to pay defamation damages of HK$500,000 (£69,000) to Hong Kong Football Association vice-chairman Pui Kwan-Kay. In a ruling handed down on 6 September 2013 ([2013] HKCFI 1442) Mr Justice Thomas Au Hing-cheung rejected the newspaper’s defence of “responsible journalism”. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, Hong Kong, Oriental Press Group v Fevaworks, Provider of Internet Forum is a publisher but has “innocent dissemination” defence

17 07 2013

2013-03-26_111713In Oriental Press Group Ltd & Others v Fevaworks Solutions Ltd & Others [2013] HKCFA 47, the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal held that an internet forum provider is not like a notice board owner and not a first or main publisher, but qualifies as a subordinate publisher entitled to rely on the defence of innocent dissemination. Read the rest of this entry »