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actions_against_online_speeActions Against Online Speech

A list of incidents in the United States in which online speech is threatened, through libel suits, criminal investigations, or other means.



Information on statutes that can provide quick dismissal of lawsuits infringing on free speech.


right_to_be_forgottenRight to be Forgotten

Information on the fallout from the European Court of Justice decision recognizing a "right to be forgotten."


eraserCriminal Expungement Provisions by State

A state by state listing of expungement statutes (laws which allow removal of criminal convictions from publicly-available records)


defamation_faq_3Defamation FAQs

This FAQ provides a general overview of the basic principles of American defamation law.




Resources about the developing field of drones/UAVs and drone journalism.


bigbenface250Libel Tourism

Information about the SPEECH Act and related state statutes designed to combat libel tourism.


securityNational Security & The First Amendment

Information and cases of reporters and news organizations threatened with prosecution under national security laws.


reporters-notebookReporter's Privilege/Shield Laws

Materials on the protection of reporters' sources.



marilynRight of Publicity

Tracks state legislative efforts to create or enhance the protection of personality rights for celebrities and others.

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