Libel in the Blogosphere: Some Preliminary Thoughts

14 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2006

Date Written: 2006


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.

Suggested Citation

Reynolds, Glenn Harlan, Libel in the Blogosphere: Some Preliminary Thoughts (2006). Berkman Center for Internet & Society - Bloggership: How Blogs are Transforming Legal Scholarship Conference, 2006. Available at SSRN: or

Glenn Harlan Reynolds (Contact Author)

University of Tennessee College of Law ( email )

1505 West Cumberland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996-1810
United States
865-974-6744 (Phone)

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