Defamation in the Digital Age: Liability in Chat Rooms, on Electronic Bulletin Boards, and in the Blogosphere
Danielle M. Conway
University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of Law; University of Hawaii at Manoa - Institute of Asian-Pacific Business Law
October 1, 2005
Business Law Course Materials Journal, Vol. 29, No. 5, 2005
This article discusses defamation law in the context of on-line activity. The article takes a practical look at the range of concerns and considerations of engaging in expression in the digital medium. The article examines common law defamation, defamation in new digital zones, defenses to defamation, Internet-specific personal jurisdiction, the Communications Decency Act, and SLAPP suits.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 32
Keywords: defamation torts internet liability chat rooms blogs twitters restatement Communications Decency Act CDA personal jurisdiction strategic lawsuits against public participationAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: March 8, 2009
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