The First Amendment: Defamation on the Internet
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
VII. False Light and Invasion of Privacy
The initial presentation presented a good overview of the principal and the final section section is a fine practical application
I like this team of speakers. Clear, to the point, some stories, plus factual insights.
Speakers and materials were excellent, as was the material covered. A+++!!
Interesting, well organized, fast moving. Thank you!
Careful and detailed coverage by both.
Solid predictions in a brand new area!!
This was the first of the internet CLE classes that I have taken that captured my interest and attention for the full hour.
Very Informative and well organized!
Best I have viewed on LawLine so far!
Very clear overview of how traditional principles are being applied to a new medium.
I think Mr. Fahringer is one of the best lecturers in the series.
Interesting topic given the popularity of Facebook, blogs, etc.
I could listen to Mr. Fahringer.
Excellent course. Best one so far.
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.
very informative and well presented
Very good lectures on the internet and freedom of speech issues.
Very thorough and engaging presentations.
Clear and timely, Thanks
Bonus material in this presentation is the explanation as to how to find the tortfeasor who has posted anonymously
Awesome pair of 1st amendment speakers. Loved it!
Brings defamation and libel into the 21st century with a great presentation
Excellent delineation of the elements of defamation on the internet.
A good introduction to Defamation on the Internet, and in fact, to defamation in general.
Interesting and informative.
Very good substance, presentation and materials.
Held my interest.
Very timely topic. Very engaging speakers.
little dry but substance and quotes wonderful
Very interest presentation and first speaker was particularly enjoyable while the second provided great update on issues with internet.
lots of info, well researched and presented
Favorite speaker so far.
she was quite good
Herald and Erica do another great job. No quite as much substance as thier other presentations due to the esoteric subject.
Speakers were really terrific. An enjoyable as well as educational program.
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.
Really well-done. Speakers, especially the first one, were truly engaging and informative. Highly recommended.
Both speakers were excellent. This is excellent for refresher and update purposes.
out of all the presentations this one had the clearer written materials(did not use abbreviations) android phone usage requested
Great substance, and great speakers.
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.
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.
Interesting discussion and presentation.
Best speakers I've heard on Lawline.com. Great examples, up to date materials, and an engaging speaking style.
Good and comprehensive overview of defamation law and many good points on the unique nature of the internet as a media or forum.
interesting and timely
Listening to Herald Price Fahringer is an information packed treat once again!
Very enjoyable program and informative.
From Jefferson to Internet. Interesting choice of history and case law
Very informative and useful for my practice.
Timely and informative
learned a lot of new stuff about a topic which i thought i already had a strong base knowledge
An interesting program, particularly helpful in these times to someone who may wish to create a blog on the internet.
Important information to be aware of
Erica's presentation was effectively presented and informative.
good review of First Amendment and a good introduction to internet defamation
Excellent speakers. Comprehensive.
Good basic view of defamtion law and the new law of defamation on the intenet.
Interesting presentation about a burgeoning area.
A good course of defamation, but it didn't seem overly geared to the internet.
Interesting and informative.
Interesting and relevant information.
Superb overview of the key issues.
The accompanying slideshow with the presentation was extremely helpful.
This course is fantastic. simple to understand.
I enjoy these two speakers and a bit of their contrast in style. Very use information
Very well done!
Using two different speakers helps to keep the presentation more interesting.
good and useful information
Very informative course. Dynamic presentation. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
An interesting and informative course on a timely and important topic; easy to watch.
Excellent introduction to a developing are of the law.
Good refresher on defamation law.
It was interesting.
Very good refresher course on all the different aspects of defamation and integration into technology.
Excellent presentation. Thank you.
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!
I just love these speakers!
Mr. Fahringer was as always, excellent. Ms. Dubno was excellent as well - nice perspective.
Very informative. Thank you.
Both speakers were excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed the presentation.
explained internet's special problems in term of privacy.
outstanding! best yet
good review of 1st amendment cases and transition into modern times