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[2ShidlerJLComTech004] Bigger Fish, Deeper Pockets: Business Blogs, Defamation and the Communications Decency Act

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dc.contributor.author Shidler Journal of Law, Commerce and Technology
dc.contributor.author Scanlan, Emma
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T18:11:52Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T18:11:52Z
dc.date.issued 2005-08-12
dc.identifier.citation 2 Shidler J. L. Com. & Tech. 4 (Aug.12, 2005) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1547-0695
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/368
dc.description.abstract Abstract: Blogging is a form of online communication that encourages instantaneous postings and viewer comments. More and more businesses are creating blogs to talk about and promote their products and services. This article will focus on a business’ potential exposure to defamation liability stemming from content posted on a company-sponsored blog. The history of the Communications Decency Act in the courts indicates that companies will likely be immune from liability for defamation when the suit treats the company blog as the publisher of third party defamatory content. However, businesses that host blogs should be aware that this immunity may not extend to third party content not specifically provided to the blog for publishing, distributing or posting. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Shidler Journal of Law, Commerce and Technology, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Corporate & Commercial en_US
dc.title [2ShidlerJLComTech004] Bigger Fish, Deeper Pockets: Business Blogs, Defamation and the Communications Decency Act en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright 2005 by Emma Scanlan en_US

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