Freedom of Expression

By: Adv. Eli Shimony

In democratic countries in general, and in Israel in particular, freedom of expression is a constitutional right anchored in the Israeli Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty. Over the years, media channels and journalism developed, expanding the boundaries of freedom of expression.

Digital culture allows almost any person in Israel to communicate his or her messages through an astounding array of platforms, such as social networks, blogs, forums, news sites, and more. Manners of expression have also diversified: photos, videos, text, emoticons, likes, collections, favorites, etc. In some channels, freedom of expression also entails the right to remain anonymous or under a pseudonym.

The Eli Shimony Law Firm in Israel Internet Department will assist you in assessing highly complex and sensitive issues in the context of freedom of expression. For example: exposing the identity of an offensive publisher, copying a work protected by copyright, violating the right to privacy, or the court’s intervention and the issue of warrants (such as exposing IP addresses by the internet service provider). Whether you are the plaintiffs or the defendants, we shall assist you in assessing the claimed material, the estimated scope of damages, the ability to enforce rights, and, as necessary, claim damages from site operators which serve as hosts for offensive content.

How can we assist you?

Filing applications for exposure of IP addresses or additional information with regard to anonymous posters.
Representing wronged parties in locating anonymous posters and proceedings against sites hosting offensive content.
Protection of freedom of expression on behalf of content developers and internet companies, against demands for information on users.
Filing and representation in defamation, copyright, and other claims.
Protection of posters while protecting their anonymity and their freedom of expression.
Consultation with media organizations and site and cellular media administrators with regard to collecting and keeping data and digital evidence.

Why do our clients choose us?

Eli Shimony Law Firm in Israel stands out thanks to its excellence, results, and professionalism in the internet and new media worlds.
Acquaintance with the prevalent policies in internet and cellular arenas, to allow enforcing claimants’ rights there.
Commitment: protection of the freedom of expression is a foremost value, including pro bono legal work.
Reducing costs: through mediation and negotiation mechanisms, before embarking on prolonged and expensive legal proceedings.

Eli Shimony – Israeli law firm represents clients on all legal matters in Israel. For any questions please contact us and we will be happy to assist.
By email: [email protected], By phone: +972-52-2769773, +972-3-5507155.
The above is only general information and does not replace legal advice which is usually necessary before taking legal proceedings.


Adv. Eli Shimony

Attorney Eli Shimony holds a bachelor's degree in law (LL.B) and a master's degree in business administration (MBA), brings a broad legal knowledge in his areas of expertise. In addition, attorney Shimony holds a wide range of professional certifications in the fields of civil law, banking, compliance, intellectual property, corporate law and more... Attorney Shimony's main areas of practice: Civil and Commercial Litigation, Class actions, Mediation and Arbitration, Intellectual Property, Companies, Real estate, Wills and Inheritances, Monetary claims, Crypto Currencies, Banking, Compliance and Investments.

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