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Free­-market, pro­-consumer groups support federal anti-­SLAPP legislation

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in Recent SLAPP News | 0 comments

Yesterday, a coalition of free-market, pro-consumer groups sent a letter in support of the SPEAK FREE Act to members of the House Judiciary Committee. Here’s a portion of that letter: “On behalf of the undersigned free­-market organizations, we write to express our strong support for H.R. 2304, the SPEAK FREE Act, and urge you to move it swiftly through maAdd Newrkup. We believe robust free-speech protections are vital not only to preserve individual liberty, but also to facilitate commerce. This bipartisan legislation, introduced...

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Eric Goldman: Top 10 Internet Law Developments Of 2015

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

Eric Goldman, PPP Board Member and Director of the High Tech Law Institute and law professor at Santa Clara University School of Law, recently posted his annual list of top Internet Law developments from the past year on Forbes.  You can read that full list here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericgoldman/2016/01/25/top-10-internet-law-developments-of-2015-2/#4fb44da86711

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Texas: $1.3 Million in Anti-SLAPP Sanctions

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

In what appears to be the highest award since Texas‘ anti-SLAPP law was enacted, “Plaintiffs in a “revenge porn” defamation lawsuit must pay $1.3 million in anti-SLAPP sanctions and attorneys’ fees and apologize for filing “baseless” claims in similar lawsuits to punish their critics, a Texas judge ruled.” Read more about the case from Courthouse News Service here: read more

How anti-SLAPP laws protect free speech

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in Recent SLAPP News | 0 comments

When consumers review products or services online, they shouldn’t fear a virtual slap on the hand while they type. But that’s exactly what’s happening as a result of a handful of businesses who hide behind SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) laws to silence public opinion when they don’t agree with it. Congress needs to act now to ensure that Americans are free to speak their minds. These businesses are suing consumers who voice their honest opinions about their experiences. If the review isn’t glowing, customers...

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Camera access, anti-SLAPP laws introduced in Congress

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Recent SLAPP News | 0 comments

Michael Lambert recently reported on the SPEAK FREE Act of 2015 for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.  In the article, he quotes PPP board member Laura Prather and PPP policy director Evan Mascagni. Read the full article here: https://www.rcfp.org/browse-media-law-resources/news-media-law/news-media-and-law-fall-2015/camera-access-anti-slapp-laws

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