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‘Right to Yelp’: New laws would protect reviewers from lawsuits

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Recent SLAPP News | 0 comments

PPP Board Member Sophia Cope and PPP Policy Director Evan Mascagni were recently quoted in a front page story of the San Francisco Chronicle on SLAPPs. “There are bullies out there who seek to silence individuals for speaking out on matters of public interest,” said Evan Mascagni, policy director at the Public Participation Project, a free-speech nonprofit. “These laws aim to combat that and get these lawsuits dismissed relatively quickly and painlessly.” … San Francisco’s Electronic Frontier Foundation, which promotes online...

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HOUSE PASSES CONSUMER REVIEW FAIRNESS ACT!

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Recent SLAPP News | 0 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: HOUSE PASSES CONSUMER REVIEW FAIRNESS ACT! September 12, 2016 The Public Participation Project (PPP) applauds the United States House of Representatives for passing the Consumer Review Fairness Act! As previously pointed out by PPP board member Professor Eric Goldman when the bill was first introduced: Suppressing consumer reviews undermines consumers’ rights to express themselves, and it distorts the marketplace’s ability to reward good producers and punish poor ones. I’m excited that Congress is...

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Congress’ new opportunity to protect free speech: Voting to pass SPEAK FREE

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in Recent SLAPP News | 0 comments

New piece in The Hill advocating for federal anti-SLAPP legislation from Mike Godwin, a senior fellow at the R Street Institute, a free-market think tank based in Washington, DC. Read it here: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/judicial/295416-congress-new-opportunity-to-protect-free-speech-voting-to-pass

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SPEAK FREE Act prevents SLAPP in face to free speech

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016 in Recent SLAPP News | 0 comments

PPP Board Member Jeremy Rosen recently authored an Op-Ed for the Hill advocating for enactment of the Speak Free Act. Read the full article here: http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/the-judiciary/287719-speak-free-act-prevents-slapp-in-face-to-free-speech

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Trump, Bill Maher and Miss Pennsylvania: The ‘I’ll sue you’ effect

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in Recent SLAPP News | 0 comments

PPP Policy Director Evan Mascagni was recently quoted in a USA Today article about Donald Trump and SLAPPs: Trump isn’t alone in trying to “hijack the judicial system” to silence critics, said Evan Mascagni, policy director at the Public Participation Project, an advocacy group lobbying for a federal anti-SLAPP law. “Donald Trump has repeatedly attempted to silence his critics over the years through frivolous lawsuits,” said Mascagni, citing Makaeff’s winning claim as one example. “If you really examine some of these cases, it...

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