Defamatory Internet Speech: A Defense of the Status Quo

12 Pages Posted: 24 Nov 2006  

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Date Written: 2006

Abstract

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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Ciolli, Anthony Michael, Defamatory Internet Speech: A Defense of the Status Quo (2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=946852 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.946852

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