A Modest Proposal: Libel Law Reform in the Internet Era

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CitationPORTIA White Paper, March 2007
AuthorsMike Godwin
Katherine McDaniel


We propose a modest reform in American libel law -- a reform that simultaneously provides greater protection for individual speakers and validates the ability of the reputationally damaged individual to engage in self-help that will be both less expensive and more satisfying than the traditional libel lawsuit.

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