Protecting Defamatory Fiction and Reader-Response Theory with Emphasis on the German Experience
34 Pages Posted: 6 Oct 2008
Date Written: 1992
Examines the litigation in Germany surrounding the publication of Klaus Mann's novel Mephisto. Analyzes the concepts of libel and defamation in fictional works and concludes that neither injunctive relief nor damages is appropriate because of the limited risk of injury and the potential for adverse impact on creative expression.
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