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Defamation in the Digital Age: Liability in Chat Rooms, on Electronic Bulletin Boards, and in the Blogosphere


Danielle M. Conway


University of Maine School of Law

October 1, 2005

Business Law Course Materials Journal, Vol. 29, No. 5, 2005

Abstract:     
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 participation


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Date posted: March 8, 2009  

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Conway, Danielle M., Defamation in the Digital Age: Liability in Chat Rooms, on Electronic Bulletin Boards, and in the Blogosphere (October 1, 2005). Business Law Course Materials Journal, Vol. 29, No. 5, 2005. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1355217

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Danielle M. Conway (Contact Author)
University of Maine School of Law ( email )
246 Deering Avenue
Portland, ME 04102
United States
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