What statements are privileged?
As in most areas of law, there are applicable privileges and defenses when it comes to dealing with defamation. The application of these privileges and defenses may hamper efforts to use the legal system to push back against damaging material. There are situations where a statement that otherwise would be defamation, may be protected be privilege, including a qualified privilege of a legal or moral duty where the person making the statement did not know that the statement was false, such as a reporter repeating material from a court proceeding or official government business. This video reviews this type of privilege and discusses the Internet defamation law and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Amanda Kane Rapp
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
- Counsel in the Washington D.C. office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
- Former associate counsel at the White House
- Represents corporations, institutions and individuals in matters of reputational recovery, crisis management and government response, and defense from false attacks
- Counsels clients on navigating the intersection between political activity and the law, including navigating the political appointment and vetting process and ethics requirements
- J.D. degree, Georgetown University Law Center; B.A. degree, University of Florida
- Can be contacted at [email protected] or 202-887-4509
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