Friday, January 17, 2014

9th Cir. on blogger defamation

E-defamation is in the air, and the 9th is there is help sort it out, especially with this opinion today:
This case requires us to address a question of first impression: What First Amendment protections are afforded a blogger sued for defamation? We hold that liability for a defamatory blog post involving a matter of public concern cannot be imposed without proof of fault and actual damages.

Similarly, today's DJ reports about "twibel" (libel on twitter [see here]) in 
Lawyer confronts rocker with controversial tweet: An attorney claims Courtney Love defamed her with false social media post