Online Defamation and Website Removal

Production Date: July 20, 2017 Practice Areas: Constitutional Law and Litigation Estimated Length: 3611 minutes


$ 59 Constitutional Law and Litigation In Stock

It is estimated that 40,000 Google search queries occur every second. Whether looking for a health care provider or where to eat dinner, Americans are dependent on the internet for their main source of information. For individuals and businesses, their online reputation is imperative as future customers, prospective employers, and even family members rely on websites to provide truthful and accurate information. However, there has been a growing trend of websites containing false information that creates irreparable harm. This course, presented by Daniel Szalkiewicz, focuses on what defines a defamatory website and addresses the basic challenges facing internet defamation practitioners.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify what a defamatory statement is, including how to analyze the actual words and location where the statement is made online
  2. Obtain a basic understanding of the Communications Decency Act and how it affects plaintiffs
  3. Discuss challenges in obtaining injunctive relief and court orders to have websites removed
Adrienne L.
Corte madera, CA

Essential information for navigating the digital world

Brooks P.
Atlanta, GA

Good overview of defamation law as it relates to Internet

Geoffrey K.
Chappaqua, NY

Very knowledgeable speaker and excellent written materials.

francisco javier m.
Irvine, CA

10 out of 10

Richard R.
Brooklyn, NY

While I am mostly a defense lawyer, it was interesting learning these issues from a plaintiff's perspective.

Cali M.