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Why are so many people SLAPPing each other? How to reduce frivolous defamation suits

Why are so many people SLAPPing each other? How to reduce frivolous defamation suits | DSLR video and Photography | Scoop.it
Injure someone’s feelings online and you or your company can be sued for defamation, no matter how silly the slight. Josh King, of Avvo.com, says such nuisance suits — known by the acroynm SLAPP — stifle free speech.
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The thing about defamation is that the law requires having a certain thickness of skin.  Defamation is not just something written about you that you don’t like.  It’s got to be demonstrably false. It’s got to be damaging. And it can’t just be someone’s opinion.

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Photographer Sues Fan Site for $600,000 Over Four Member-Uploaded Photos

Photographer Sues Fan Site for $600,000 Over Four Member-Uploaded Photos | DSLR video and Photography | Scoop.it
Les Irvin, the man behind the biggest Joni Mitchell fan site on the internet, is being sued by celebrity photographer Charlyn Zlotnik over four photos
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Copyright law seems to be clear that, by removing the photos in an “expeditious” manner, Irvin is not liable for the infringement.

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