Libel Tourism

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law
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Defamation Libel Tourism And The Speech Act Of 2010

Publisher: Cambria Press
ISBN: 1621969436
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Several years ago, I became intrigued by the phenomenon known as libel
tourism. However, I rather quickly realised that the issue involved more emotion
than substance because there were very few documented situations in which it
could be confirmed. Nevertheless, the United States has overreacted and
precipitously enacted legislation to solve what I consider a problem that barely
exists. Besides being unnecessary, the legislation has the potential to prove
ultimately detrimental ...

Libel Tourism

Author: United States. Congress. House.
Publisher: Books LLC
ISBN: 9781234115470
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TESTIMONY OF RACHEL EHRENFELD, AMERICAN CENTER FOR DEMOCRACY HRENFELD Ms. E. Thank you, Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee for holding this hearing on libel tourism, which affects me personally.

Transnational Culture In The Internet Age

Author: Sean A. Pager
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 0857931342
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Addressing “libel tourism” Lili Levi* 3.1 INTRODUCTION On August 10, 2010,
United States (US) President Obama signed into law the SPEECH Act – the first
federal “libel tourism” statute.1 While there is no single definition of “libel tourism,”
the term is used to refer critically to a particular example of forum shopping:
defamation plaintiffs choosing to sue in jurisdictions with claimant-favorable libel
law but insignificant ties to the dispute.2 The SPEECH Act prohibits recognition
and ...

Are Foreign Libel Lawsuits Chilling Americans First Amendment Rights

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U.K. Reaction to the "International Scandal“ of Libel Tourism The British
government is finally starting to come to terms with the problems posed by libel
tourists. In December, three influential MP5 urged the government to radically
reform Britain's libel laws to remedy what the Labour Party's Denis Macshane
called the “intemational scandal" of libel tourism that has tumed British courts into
a “Soviet-style organ of censorship.“" He continued: lt shames Britain and makes
a mockery of the ...