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When is a revision of an Internet post treated as a new post?

Mark Sableman May 23, 2018
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The limited time for suing for libel on an Internet post runs not only from the original posting, but also from when significant changes were made to the post, according to a decision from the New Jersey Supreme Court. READ MORE

Trump libel win based on Trump libel loss

Mark Sableman January 17, 2017

The decision in Jacobus v Trump could also be seen to signal a new social acceptance of an increasingly intemperate, belittling and demeaning political dialog. READ MORE

Rapper rumble leads to legal rumble over use of tweet

Mark Sableman February 8, 2016

The big takeaway from this case, as from other Twitter libel cases, is that even those tiny 140-character-limited messages known as tweets can lead to full-fledged litigation, subject to the same full and painstaking linguistic and legal scrutiny as any other case. READ MORE

Can you be sued for posting your opinions on the Internet?

Mark Sableman September 8, 2015

Most efforts to prevent or penalize Internet comments and criticism are crushed in the court of public opinion even before they reach the courthouse. READ MORE

Courtney Love, Yelp and Internet libel: Nevermind, it’s not a trend

Mark Sableman February 24, 2014

With the Internet, far more communications are published than ever before. And yet the rate of libel suits — claims for damage based on disparaging communications — is much lower than before the Internet. More communications, fewer disparagement claims. It seems counterintuitive. READ MORE

Attention Internet publishers: Linking limits libel liability

Mark Sableman November 20, 2013
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When the Internet was young, and the thrills of hypertext linking were still new, hyperlinks were viewed as a potential source of liability. READ MORE

ISPs and content liability: The original Internet law twist

Mark Sableman July 9, 2013
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Everyone in the publishing/dissemination chain is potentially liable in the bricks-and-mortar world. But through an Internet twist, intermediaries aren’t liable in the Internet world. READ MORE