Tag: defamation

by David Ardia

The Citizen Media Law Project, which I direct, today launched a new page that aggregates everything on our site relating to section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (“Section 230”), the important federal statute that protects operators of websites and other interactive computer services from liability for publishing the statements of third-parties. We’ve also added […] more »

by David Ardia

Here is a simple, but often ignored, truth: if you publish online, whether it’s a news article, blog post, podcast, video, or even a user comment, you open yourself up to potential legal liability. It doesn’t matter whether you are a professional journalist, hockey-mom, or an obscure blogger, if you post it, you’ll need to […] more »

by David Ardia

Today, we are launching the final sections of the Citizen Media Law Project’s online guide to media law covering the risks associated with publishing online, including defamation and privacy law.  (You can read the press release here.)  The free online guide, which is intended for use by bloggers, website operators, and other citizen media creators, […] more »

by David Ardia

(Cross-posted from the Citizen Media Law Project Blog) In a case of first impression in Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that the “single publication rule,” which states that the statute of limitations period for libel begins to run when a defamatory statement is first published, applies to publications on […] more »