Rethinking Reputation in an Automated Age

11 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2013

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Sydney Archibald

University of San Francisco - School of Law

Date Written: April 22, 2013

Abstract

Defamation is the legal remedy for damage to reputation. Automated systems can take action against humans that includes damage to their honor and dignity, as in the “No Fly” example, or damage to their market reputation. The damage can occur to an individual’s reputation with society as a whole or to an individual’s reputation with the automated system itself. The variety of reputation interests affected by the operation of automated systems is large, and to perform its reputation-protective function in an increasingly automated society, defamation law must expand to recognize that a publication to an automated system can serve as the basis for legal action.

Keywords: defamation, reputation, automated system, automation, no fly list

Suggested Citation

Archibald, Sydney, Rethinking Reputation in an Automated Age (April 22, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2255046 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2255046

Sydney Archibald (Contact Author)

University of San Francisco - School of Law ( email )

2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States

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