February 7, 2007
Defamation and the Internet
Anthony M. Ciolli, University of Pennsylvania School of Law, has published "Defamatory Internet Speech: A Defense of the Status Quo." Here is the 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.
Download the entire paper here from SSRN.
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