Defamation

Our digital culture has changed the global media landscape for good. It allows any person, from anywhere in the world, to express himself or herself and publish or participate in the distribution of information. Information that used to be considered confidential and secret is being exposed to any internet user in the world (Wikileaks, Edward Snowden, iCloud service photos and more). "Innocent" users on social networks are creating and sharing baseless rumors with others. Bloggers ignore gag orders. Defamatory and fraudulent pages and links are created and duplicated in their thousands every single day. Cynical and malicious abuse of freedom of expression and freedom of information may to the reputation of a person or business entity. The professional or financial damage in such cases is significant and may occur overnight.

We at ES, Eli Shimon Attorneys-at-Law, specialize in protecting our clients against distributors of content of an offensive, degrading, contemptuous or exposing nature, or which may considered as harmful to the subject of the publication, or his or her reputation or privacy. At the same time, we assist new media platforms and media organizations in exercising and benefitting from their freedom of expression and freedom of the press in Israel.

 

How can we assist you?

  • Examination of whether you have a cause of claim against a publication that harmed you, or cause of defense in case someone else was harmed by your publication.
  • For content platforms: preliminary consultation with regard to permissible publication, or the changes necessary in the publication in order to make it protected.
  • For new media organizations: preliminary structuring of the protections set by law for your designated format of publication.
  • Minimization of damages following publication, with the goal of reducing the resulting potential risk.
  • Litigation and legal advice against complainants, with regard to different publications, or against posters who have harmed you.

 

Why do our clients choose us?

  • Your reputation is your most valuable asset. With ES, you know it is in the best possible hands.
  • We operate technological and human intelligence tools to discover and establish the sources and intentions of the defamatory information.
  • Innovation: scans of digital media (e-discovery) to discover and assess damage to reputation.
  • Expertise: expert opinions and testimonies by forensic IT specialists to support statements of claim.

 

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About us

Eli Shimony Attorneys-at-Law specializes in the fields of Israeli civil – commercial and intellectual property law. Our firm deals with consultation and legal representations for transactions and contracts. In addition, our firm deals with providing consultation and managing intellectual property cases such as: registration of trademarks, registration of patents in Israel, protection of copyright and commercial design, consulting businesses with intellectual property and representing them in court.

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