5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Libel Per Se
- Public Figure
- Factors to determine reckless disregard for the truth
- True or False? A person who was considered a public figure in connection with a public controversy remains a public figure with regard to stories published or broadcast about that controversy in the future, despite the passage of time.
- Overbreadth Doctrine
- a True
- b Libelous on it's face
- c Must prove actual malice. A person who has done something to influence public opinion on a particular issue
- d If it bars more speech than necessary
- e 1.Publication of story urgent?
2.How reliable was the source of the story
3. Story had a large chance of happening?
5 Multiple choice questions
- Must prove actual malice. Any person who is elected to public office qualifies as public official
- In NY Times v. Sullivan they federalized public/private entities and public figures of whom need to show actual malice. The court took libel law under control
5 True/False questions
Common Law Defenses → 1. Truth
2. Privileged Communication
4. Fair Comment
6. Right of Reply
Milkovich Test → Determines whether a statement of opinion is true or false
Section 230 "Good Samaritan Protection" → Immunity for online publishers under the (CDA) No provider of an interactive computer service shall be treated as publisher ( Internet providers are treated differently from publishers of print, t.v., and radio)
Libel Per Se → Because of Circumstance
Hornby v. Hunter → information that is transfer form newspaper and tv over the internet the court will presume 3rd party is aware.