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(1)Where a court gives judgment for the claimant in an action for defamation the court may order—
(a)the operator of a website on which the defamatory statement is posted to remove the statement, or
(b)any person who was not the author, editor or publisher of the defamatory statement to stop distributing, selling or exhibiting material containing the statement.
(2)In this section “author”, “editor” and “publisher” have the same meaning as in section 1 of the Defamation Act 1996.
(3)Subsection (1) does not affect the power of the court apart from that subsection.
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