Libel in the Blogosphere: Some Preliminary Thoughts (Final Version)

12 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2007 Last revised: 19 Nov 2007


This brief essay attempts to account for the paucity of libel litigation relating to weblogs, and to explore ways in which the law of libel may change in response to the different character of weblogs, and new media in general.

Keywords: libel, blogosphere, weblogs, defamation, blumenthal, reynolds, bloggership

Suggested Citation

Reynolds, Glenn Harlan, Libel in the Blogosphere: Some Preliminary Thoughts (Final Version). Washington Law Review, Vol. 84, p. 1157, 2006, Available at SSRN:

Glenn Harlan Reynolds (Contact Author)

University of Tennessee College of Law ( email )

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