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Of Legal Rights and Moral Wrongs: A Case Study of Internet Defamation

By Brittan Heller


On March 7, 2007, the Washington Post published a front-page report: Harsh Words Die Hard on the Web. It, and the subsequent follow-up coverage, details the story of female law students whose professional reputations may have been badly damaged by anonymous internet defamation. These women have also been subjected to sexual and racial harassment, including threats of sexual violence. I am one of those women

Topics: Law
Publisher: Yale Law School Legal Scholarship Repository
Year: 2016
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