Public Figurehood in the Digital Age
17 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2011 Last revised: 25 Aug 2011
Date Written: August 22, 2011
The concept of "public figurehood" has been explored most extensively in the context of defamation law. We argue that profound changes in the media have rendered much of the existing law obsolete. We do not develop an entirely new standard, however, but update an earlier framework by Justice Brennan.
Keywords: defamation law, public figurehood
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