Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Defamation in the Internet Age

"Defamation in the Internet Age. " Center for Democracy and Technology, September 11, 2012.
From the abstract: "The expansion of the Internet has empowered individuals worldwide to seek and share information. However, while the Internet presents unprecedented opportunities for communication and debate, it also exacerbates the tension already seen offline between freedom of expression and other interests. Among those competing interests are the rights to reputation and privacy, traditionally protected by defamation law. 

"Defamation in the Internet Age" shows how defamation law has been used in some countries to suppress speech and limit access to information, and it suggests how international human rights principles should be applied to limit abuses of defamation law. " Read more