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Defamation and False Light Invasion of Privacy

Introduction to False Light Invasion of Privacy False light Invasion of Privacy is when someone has falsely attributed to you some statement, opinion, or belief which is highly offensive. The elements for false light are: a statement; published by one party about another; that places a person in a false light; which is highly offensive… READ MORE

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What is Slander and Libel? Defamation.

What is Defamation? Whenever there is a statement made that injures someone’s reputation, the terms defamation, libel, and slander are thrown around. The terms are commonly misused interchangeably. Defamation is the act of making a false statement that harms someone’s reputation. Both libel and slander are forms of defamation. All of the terms fall under… READ MORE

Libel In the Internet: How Do I Deal With It?

When you are faced with Internet defamation or online libel, it’s important to know the elements of defamation so that you can collect the evidence needed to prove your case. In most states, the elements of defamation are the following:

Removing Defamation from ComplaintsBoard and RipOffReport

Since the enactment of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (“CDA”), many online service providers have decided that they carry absolute immunity from defamation claims. Is this really the case though? and are two service providers that offer a forum for unhappy customers to post about poor experiences they have with companies…. READ MORE

Free Speech Rights Do Not Protect You Against Defamatory Statements You Make

Unhappy consumers take to the Internet and social media all the time. It’s commonplace today for a person irritated by a flight delay to post on Twitter, or someone that received poor service in a restaurant to leave a damning review on a consumer based website. But, what happens when the complaint lodged against the service provider isn’t true? The answer is that you get sued, and the First Amendment won’t protect you.

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Finding Identity in Internet Defamation Cases

Anonymity is a blessing and a curse, allowing us to hide behind our computers and electronic devices, creating whatever image and identity we wish to portray. “Screen names” offer a form of protection to Internet users, so when an anonymous defamatory post is made, tracking down the user can feel like an almost impossible task.

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Defamation and the Communications Decency Act

Due to the major expansion of social media channels and online forums on the Internet in recent years, the issue of defamation has taken on a new face. Defamation is a problem that has existed for decades, but only in recent years has it started to und…

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Can Kratz Be Forgotten? In the EU, Just Maybe

Ken Kratz is probably best known as the local prosecutor who put Stephen Avery in prison for murder in Manitowoc County, WI, as documented in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer.” For this and several other reasons, he’s got a pretty comprehensive presence on the Internet: a Google search for “ken kratz” comes up with about 190,000 hits, few of which paint a flattering or positive picture. From bad Yelp reviews to accusations of prosecutorial malpractice to coverage of a long-ago sexting scandal, it’s easy to see why Ken Kratz might want Google to remove links to those negative articles and posts.

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Removing Defamatory Reviews from Websites like Yelp

Ratings websites like Yelp and TripAdvisor are changing the way people choose where to eat, where to shop, where to travel and where to lodge. According to its website, TripAdvisor alone is home to over 250 million reviews made by people wi…

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Who Do I Sue if I Don’t Know Who Defamed?

Defamation that takes place online is a big problem in the Internet Age. Chat rooms, message boards, and websites like Facebook and Twitter don’t always require users to provide their real names, which can make finding someone online a real challenge. So what happens when a victim of online defamation doesn’t actually know who defamed them?

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