Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Monday, November 6, 2006

Defaming the Dead?

The November 5 New York TImes has an interesting article about a website called, which monitors online guest books, meant for mourners, in which some disaffected individuals try to post less than flattering comments about the dead. Employees, called "screeners", attempt to head off these comments before they appear online. Read the piece by Ian Urbina here.

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