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34 Hastings Comm. & Ent. L.J. [i] (2011-2012)

handle is hein.journals/hascom34 and id is 1 raw text is: HASTINGS COMMUNICATIONS
AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW JOURNAL
CoMM/ENT
Volume 34, Number 1
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ARTICLES
ADDING INJURY TO INSULT: INJURIOUS SPEECH ON THE
INTERNET AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE FIRST
AMENDMENT
by  Shelly  Rosenfeld ........................................................................... 1
Cyberbullying became a major news story after a MySpace message took
a deadly toll on a teenager. This paper examines how injurious speech case
law in traditional print and broadcast media balances protecting victims who
suffer emotional or physical harm while still preserving publisher's First
Amendment rights. These cases provide a framework within which the
injurious speech jurisprudence can be applied to emerging forms of
communication, including the Internet.
By exploring the injurious speech cases from broadcast and print, this
Note deals with the following issues: Can a public figure sue the press for
intentionally inflicting emotional distress? What are the limits of parody's
special First Amendment status as courts transition in the digital era? And
finally, if a person is physically injured as a result of reading published
information, may he or she sue the publisher for damages? This paper
addresses these emerging issues at the intersection of law and technology by
providing answers to these important questions.

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