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Smith, Brendan L.
January 2010
ABA Journal;Jan2010, Vol. 96 Issue 1, p14
The article discusses the Internet defamation litigations in the U.S. It notes that Internet users are using the Web's anonymity to criticize celebrities, politicians, and reveal corporate misdeeds. It adds that subjects of defamation resort to defamation suits but are having problems as to where to file their complaints due to the anonymity of the defendant. However, courts across the country are trying to draw balancing tests between the defendant's constitutional free speech rights.


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