Defamatory Internet Speech: A Defense of the Status Quo
12 Pages Posted: 24 Nov 2006
Date Written: 2006
This brief essay is a critique of Glenn Reynold's paper "Libel in the Blogosphere: Some Preliminary Thoughts." I conclude that Reynolds's proposal to treat defamatory internet and blog speech as slander, while well-intentioned, would have a devastating impact on defamation victim' ability to recover due to the interplay between Reynold's proposal and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
Keywords: blog, defamation, internet, Section 230, slander, libel
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