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Internet Defamation 2020

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STARTWed., Aug. 26, 2020
9:00 AM
ENDWed., Aug. 26, 2020
12:15 PM
CLE 3 sub/0 eth PRICE Regular: $249.00
New Attorney: $125.00
Subscribers Pay: $0.00


Web-based defamation is an increasingly common allegation for clients and their lawyers to face. Learn how this classic cause of action manifests online. Take away practical tips on how to best protect your client's reputation. Learn non-litigation and litigation strategies when dealing with an anonymous Internet defamer.

Program Schedule

9:00 - 9:40 am

Basic Elements of Libel

  • Elements of a claim
  • Defenses
  • Common issues in non-Internet cases

What's Different Online?

  • Very high-altitude look at CDA 230
  • Very high-altitude discussion of anonymity
  • Single publication rule issues


9:40 - 10:15 am

Contractual Issues: What Deal Lawyers Need to Know


10:15 - 10:45 am

Evaluating a Claim from the Plaintiff's Perspective

  • Opportunities
  • Challenges


10:45 - 11:00 am



11:00 - 11:25 am

Section 230 Complications and Limitations

  • Intellectual property
  • Combined print and online publication
  • "Bad" publishers
  • E-commerce implications


11:25 am - 12:15 pm

Cutting Edge Issues in Online Defamation

  • Elon Musk Tweet Defamation Trial
  • #MeToo Issues
  • Streaming Services
  • Traditional film/TV media facing challenges
  • Audience Q&A


All attendees will receive the course materials as a digital book. A printed copy of the course book is available, at a discount to attendees, for $40. Additional copies are available at full price. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637. Printed versions of the course book will not be distributed at the course; please allow up to two weeks after the program for the printed versions of the course book to be shipped.

Practice Areas


Jeremy D. Mishkin Esq. Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP (Phila)
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.