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On Demand

An Attorney’s Guide to Online Defamation and Website Removal

1h 1m

Created on August 13, 2019



This program, presented by internet defamation attorney and published author Paul Sternberg, will provide an overview of what constitutes online defamation. Mr. Sternberg will discuss in detail the complex web of laws governing defamatory statements including the First Amendment, the Communications Decency Act, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, recent case law, and more. Other topics to be discussed include the difference between libel and slander and considerations for determining if and when to file suit for defamatory conduct. The mechanics of a defamation suit will then be explored in great detail, including a review of cease and desist letters, anti-SLAPP laws, discovery exceptions, and much more.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore the legal definition of defamation, with an analysis of the relevant federal laws governing such conduct
  2. Identify the many considerations to review when determining when to file suit for defamatory conduct
  3. Examine the various mechanics of a defamation lawsuit
  4. Discuss how to restore your client’s reputation, and how to go about removing a website on your client’s behalf
  5. Review the keys to success in a defamation case

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