libel tourism

The Weiler Affair and Globalized Censorship

By |2019-03-13T15:37:50-04:00February 14th, 2011|Blog|

Prof.  Joseph Weiler of NYU, and Editor-In-Chief of the European Journal Of Law, has contributed an incisive editorial regarding charges that he defamed an author through an unfavorable book review: ...I was summoned to appear before an Examining Magistrate in Paris based on a complaint of criminal defamation lodged by the author. Why Paris you might ask? Indeed. The author [...]

Libel Tourism: Taking a vacation from your First Amendment rights

By |2019-03-13T15:07:37-04:00May 27th, 2009|Blog|

The New York Times weighed in Tuesday on "libel tourism" and advocated for the Senate bill that would protect U.S. citizens’ First Amendment rights from the more stringent laws of other countries, notably England. Senators Arlen Specter and Joe Lieberman recently introduced the Free Speech Protection Act of 2008 in the U.S. Senate.  A bi-partisan effort prompted primarily by concern [...]

UK push for Internet ratings, “cinema-style”

By |2019-03-14T17:32:47-04:00December 30th, 2008|Blog|

The UK culture secretary Andy Burnham has recently spoken out about making the internet safer by adopting a rating system similar to the movie ratings. His take on the web: “quite a dangerous place.” According to the Telegraph: His plans to rein in the internet, and censor some websites, are likely to trigger a major row with online advocates who [...]