ERIC Number: EJ544643
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Defamation Charges in a Networked Environment.
Ferencz, Susan K.
CAUSE/EFFECT, v20 n1 p12-14 Spr 1997
Considers how civil law might treat claims of defamation arising from computer newsgroup postings. Concludes that newsgroup postings will probably be treated as a hybrid of print and broadcast media, and that newsgroup users will vigorously and aggressively protect freedoms of speech and press. While traditional defenses to defamation charges will remain, some legal concepts will gain new meaning. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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