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From Lockerbie to Richard Jewell to anthrax: The Boston Marathon bombings were far from the first incident to spark inaccurate reporting about an alleged suspect. Here’s what the case law tells us about liability.
The arguments for smarter public support of journalism, the rise of civic engagement in social media, and the changing practices of foreign correspondents: all that and more in this month’s roundup of the academic literature.
If passed, the bill would require a plaintiff give publishers the opportunity to correct, clarify, or withdraw false information in order to receive punitive damages in a defamation lawsuit — and it would apply to online media.
“Even staunch free speech advocates recognize that these mugshot companies are, at the very least, distasteful. But, of course, the First Amendment does not allow the government to regulate content simply because it is distasteful.”
The director of the Citizen Media Law Project says the decision puts a dent in a common claim of those seeking defamation suits.
The complexities of sharing: Does “noncommercial” mean not-for-profit? The absence of ads? Or simply that you’re not selling the work someone else is giving away?