Battling Online Defamation: Navigating the Legal Avenues for Your Business
The internet undoubtedly has made communication easier, faster and has boosted marketing efforts when getting in touch with a wider audience. However, in today’s social media landscape where people speak their mind almost too easily, - whether in the form of traditional journalism, a blog post, or a Facebook status - the risks of defamatory contents reaching a broader audience have also increased tremendously. Defamatory statements, which are mostly unregulated, can harm businesses virtually by anyone or by a competitor trying to attack and tarnish its online reputation. Therefore, it is crucial, that businesses understand the landscape of online defamation and utilize the best practices in protecting and battling these attacks.
Businesses need to learn more about internet-related defamation and what to do about it if it occurs. In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will help corporate lawyers, internal counsel, prosecutors, regulators, employers and employees understand the issues and the laws involving online defamation. Speakers will also provide the audience with a roadmap of legal avenues in case such attack occurs.
- Online Defamation – What is it?
- Internet-Related Trends and Developments
- Business Implications of Online Defamation
- Legal Protection for Businesses
- Identifying Anonymous Posters
- Notable Cases
- Legal and Regulatory Forecasts
- Best Practices in Preventing and Responding to Online Defamation
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- Defamation Law Generally
- Defamation Per Se
- Defamation Per Quod
- Two Types of Defamation – Libel and Slander
- Overview of Defamation Per Quod – The Elements
- Publication of a Statement
- Falsity (Verifiability)
- A Statement Must Be Defamatory in Nature
- Issues of Particular Relevance in the Online Defamation Context
- Anonymous Postings
Who Should Attend:
- Corporate Lawyers
- Attorneys General
- General Counsel
- Internal Counsel
- Prosecutors and Regulators
- Risks Professionals
- Top Level Management
- Other Related/Interested Professionals and Organizations
Jordan is an Associate in the firm’s Litigation Group. He zealously advocates for his clients in all areas of his practice, which includes easement and boundary disputes, commercial contract disputes, Surrogate’s Court litigation including will contests, disputes between shareholders in closely held corporations, disputes between partners and commercial landlord-tenant matters. Jordan regularly appears in court and conducts and defends depositions, and prides himself on being available day and night to the firm’s clients.
Jordan is an Associate in the firm’s Litigation Group. He zealously advocates for his clients in all areas of his …
Adam Lamparello is the Associate Dean for Experiential Learning and Assistant Professor of Law. Adam received a B.A. from the University of Southern California, a J.D. from Ohio State University College of Law, and an LL.M. degree from New York University School of Law. Before joining the Law School, Adam practiced law at two New Jersey-based firms and taught at Loyola University College of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Mercer University School of Law in Macon, Georgia.
Associate Dean Lamparello has authored or co-authored over sixty-five articles and essays that have been published in law journals throughout the United States, co-authored three textbooks that focus on legal education and constitutional law, and filed numerous amicus briefs with the United States Supreme Court. In addition, Associate Dean Lamparello routinely speaks at conferences throughout the country on issues concerning legal education and constitutional interpretation.
Associate Dean Lamparello developed the Law School’s cross-curricular model and six-semester legal writing program, and is the founder of the United States Supreme Court Amicus Project. Associate Dean Lamparello also oversees the curriculum and program of legal education.
Adam Lamparello is the Associate Dean for Experiential Learning and Assistant Professor of Law. Adam received a B.A. from the …
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