The Right to Speak Ill: Defamation, Reputation and Free Speech

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Russell L. Weaver
Carolina Academic Press, 2006 - Social Science - 331 pages
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Based on empirical research involving interviews with defamation lawyers, as well as journalists, editors, and producers, this book provides a comparative examination of defamation liability standards and their impact on the media's ability to report on matters of public examination. The interviews span a twelve-year time frame during which there were significant developments in the affected countries (Australia, the United States and Great Britain) including extensions of qualified privilege in the Reynolds (Great Britain) and Lange (Australia) decisions.

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Russell L. Weaver is a professor and Distinguished University Scholar at the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. Andrew T. Kenyon is the Director of the Centre for Media and Communications Law and a member of the University of Melbourne Faculty of Law. David F. Partlett is the Dean and a professor of law at Washington and Lee University School of Law. Clive P. Walker is the Head of School and professor of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Leeds School of Law.

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