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About this Program

Herald Price Fahringer and his partner Erica Dubno share new insights into the profound impact the Internet has had on first amendment law, particularly on defamation actions. This course is a must see to understand what liability you may have from your postings on Facebook, Twitter,  and various blogs. Mr. Fahringer reviews the major Supreme Court cases that have set important precedents concerning free speech, and he discusses the foundation of the first amendment and its significance to the American public. Ms. Dubno demonstrates how content published on the internet fits in the scope of first amendment rights and boundaries. She also demonstrates in great detail the process of filing a first amendment claim involving speech on the Internet.


I. Use of First Amendment in Society and the Government
II. Broadened Scope of First Amendment on the Internet
III. Requirements of a Defamation Action
IV. Liability of Third Parties (such as Internet Service Providers and Web Hosts)
V. Prior Restraints
VI. Defenses
VII. False Light and Invasion of Privacy

 

Reviews

William
Riverside, IL

Nicely done.

MaryAnne
Chicago, IL

Very informative.

Ellen
Park Ridge, IL

The initial presentation presented a good overview of the principal and the final section section is a fine practical application

Jee-Hyeon
North Hills, CA

Very informative!!

Arthur
Charleston,

Excellent Program

Stacy
Chicago, IL

I like this team of speakers. Clear, to the point, some stories, plus factual insights.

Heidi
New York, NY

Great presenters.

elizabeth
Weston, MA

Speakers and materials were excellent, as was the material covered. A+++!!

Mary B
Greenwich, CT

Interesting, well organized, fast moving. Thank you!

Melea
Tuckahoe, NY

Careful and detailed coverage by both.

Michael
Girard, OH

Solid predictions in a brand new area!!

Patricia
Wilmette, IL

Great team.

Kenneth
Arlington, VA

Great seminar.

Tracy
Delray Beach,

Excellent session.

Janet
Potomac, MD

This was the first of the internet CLE classes that I have taken that captured my interest and attention for the full hour.

Michael X.
Astoria, NY

Very Informative and well organized!

Brenda
Earlysville, VA

Best I have viewed on LawLine so far!

Donald
Annapolis, MD

OK

William
Waynesboro,

Extremely good.

Geoffrey
Washington, DC

Very clear overview of how traditional principles are being applied to a new medium.

John
Pompton Plains, NJ

Good course.

Bopst
Miami, FL

I think Mr. Fahringer is one of the best lecturers in the series.

Jennifer
Calgary,

Interesting topic given the popularity of Facebook, blogs, etc.

Catherine A.
Richmond, VA

I could listen to Mr. Fahringer.

Jordan
Alturas, CA

Excellent course. Best one so far.

coleen
Frisco, CO

This was an excellent Constitutional Law seminar and any student of the First Amendment - from law school level up to the highest level of practice- would benefit from hearing this CLE.

George
Jericho, NY

Like it

Steven
Pasadena, CA

Excellent course!

Zohreh
Arlington, VA

very informative and well presented

Carlos
Hemet, CA

Very good lectures on the internet and freedom of speech issues.

Phyllis
New Suffolk, NY

Very thorough and engaging presentations.

Barbara
Guilderland, NY

Good job.

Bernard
Santa Monica, CA

Clear and timely, Thanks

Mark
Dallas, TX

Bonus material in this presentation is the explanation as to how to find the tortfeasor who has posted anonymously

CARLOS
Austin, TX

Awesome pair of 1st amendment speakers. Loved it!

Virginia
Henrico, VA

Brings defamation and libel into the 21st century with a great presentation

Ira L
Springfield, VA

very informative.

Odette
Forest Hills, NY

Excellent delineation of the elements of defamation on the internet.

Christine
East Setauket, NY

Good overview

Carla
Vero Beach, FL

A good introduction to Defamation on the Internet, and in fact, to defamation in general.

William
Jacksonville, FL

Excellent.

JoAnn
Plainview, NY

Interesting and informative.

Solomon
New York, NY

Very good substance, presentation and materials.

Frances
Lee, IL

Teriffic!

Leonard
New York, NY

Held my interest.

Marie
New York, NY

Very timely topic. Very engaging speakers.

Gilbert
Van Nuys, CA

little dry but substance and quotes wonderful

Albert
Ada, MI

Very interest presentation and first speaker was particularly enjoyable while the second provided great update on issues with internet.

Elaine
New York, NY

lots of info, well researched and presented

Mona
Jamaica, NY

very interesting

Somaly
Vienna, VA

interesting

Justin
Chester, VA

Very informative!

Celia
Chicago, IL

Favorite speaker so far.

Stephen
Olney, IL

very enlightening

Betty
Chicago, IL

she was quite good

Raymond
Chicago, IL

Herald and Erica do another great job. No quite as much substance as thier other presentations due to the esoteric subject.

David
Pasadena, CA

Speakers were really terrific. An enjoyable as well as educational program.

Edward
Hanover, NH

hard to see how this could be improved. excellent presenters and what was particularly effective were the extensive notes that paralleled precisely at the time the speaker was speaking. It reinforced the presentation remarkably well.

Richard
Roslyn, NY

Really well-done. Speakers, especially the first one, were truly engaging and informative. Highly recommended.

Stephanie
Chicago, IL

Both speakers were excellent. This is excellent for refresher and update purposes.

Stephanie
Malibu, CA

out of all the presentations this one had the clearer written materials(did not use abbreviations) android phone usage requested

Michael
New York, NY

Great substance, and great speakers.

Heather
New York, NY

I really enjoyed this program. I thought both speakers were excellent and the content was extremely informative. It actually made me consider whether I'd like to do work in this area! Thanks very much.

Jill
New York,

Both speakers were excellent. The first speaker gave a great synopsis of what the law is and how it evolved. The second speaker applied the law to the Internet, and showed how the law is currently evolving. Very good.

Paul
Alexandria, VA

Interesting discussion and presentation.

Mark
San Francisco, CA

Best speakers I've heard on Lawline.com. Great examples, up to date materials, and an engaging speaking style.

Robert
Williamsville, NY

well done

Mark
Rockford, IL

Good and comprehensive overview of defamation law and many good points on the unique nature of the internet as a media or forum.

Kenneth
New York, NY

Enjoyed it.

Mark
Wrightsville Beach, NC

interesting and timely

Ellen
Scarsdale, NY

Listening to Herald Price Fahringer is an information packed treat once again!

Morris
Falls Church, VA

Very enjoyable program and informative.

Edmund
New York, NY

From Jefferson to Internet. Interesting choice of history and case law

Robert
River Vale, NJ

Very informative and useful for my practice.

Lexi
Richmond, VA

Timely and informative

Tom
Orange, VA

learned a lot of new stuff about a topic which i thought i already had a strong base knowledge

Robert
Mcleain, VA

Excellent!

howard
Bath, NY

An interesting program, particularly helpful in these times to someone who may wish to create a blog on the internet.

Christine
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Superior

William
Freehold, NJ

Thank you.

Henry
New York, NY

Important information to be aware of

Harrison
Freeport, NY

Excellent seminar

Kelli
Reston, VA

Erica's presentation was effectively presented and informative.

Raymond
Anaheim, CA

good review of First Amendment and a good introduction to internet defamation

Anita
San Jose, CA

Excellent speakers. Comprehensive.

Michael
Santa Ana, CA

very good

Roy
Tallahassee, FL

Good basic view of defamtion law and the new law of defamation on the intenet.

Patricia
Dade City, FL

Interesting presentation about a burgeoning area.

Warren
New York, NY

Interesting talk.

Richard
Sandusky, OH

A good course of defamation, but it didn't seem overly geared to the internet.

Stan
Morristown, NJ

good class

Michael
Bloomingdale, IL

Interesting and informative.

Lauren
Na, NY

Interesting and relevant information.

Andrew
New York, NY

Superb overview of the key issues.

Meredith
Scarsdale, NY

The accompanying slideshow with the presentation was extremely helpful.

Patrick B.
Carmel, NY

good lecture

Jacquelyn
Roanoke, VA

very informative

Wilfredo
Montclair, NJ

This course is fantastic. simple to understand.

Andrew
Virginia Beach, VA

I enjoy these two speakers and a bit of their contrast in style. Very use information

Richard
Washington, DC

Very well done!

Anthony
Ashburn, VA

Using two different speakers helps to keep the presentation more interesting.

Amy
Arlington, VA

excellent

Linda
Washington,

Very good.

Vincent
Beltsville, MD

good and useful information

Zoya
Thousand Oaks, CA

Very informative course. Dynamic presentation. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Courtney
Chicago, IL

An interesting and informative course on a timely and important topic; easy to watch.

John
Park Ridge, IL

Excellent introduction to a developing are of the law.

Tiffany
Thornton, CO

Good refresher on defamation law.

Richard
Vienna, VA

It was interesting.

Roxie
Drummond, MT

Very good refresher course on all the different aspects of defamation and integration into technology.

Karen
Falls Church, VA

Excellent presentation. Thank you.

Morgan E.
Salem, VA

Very good

jANE
Los Angeles, CA

Excellent program

Beth
Toledo,

This is the best CLE class I have ever taken. The speakers were compelling. This class reminded me of why I went to law school and why I love the First Amendment!

Christine
Rochester, NY

I just love these speakers!

Jamey
Golden, CO

Interesting.

Tonye
Denver, CO

Excellent presentation

Thomas
Los Angeles, CA

Mr. Fahringer was as always, excellent. Ms. Dubno was excellent as well - nice perspective.

Ashley
New York, NY

Very informative. Thank you.

Hector S.

great course

Will
Philadelphia, PA

Both speakers were excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed the presentation.

Richard
New York, NY

explained internet's special problems in term of privacy.

Carol
Corning, NY

Great course

Virginia
Kenilworth , IL

outstanding! best yet

Rating

Production Date

April 6, 2009

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