Michael Cameron, in-house counsel for the New York Post, writes:
What if the world no longer needed libel lawyers?
This was the frightening concept that greeted attendees at the biennial Media Law Resource Centre (MLRC) media law conference held in Virginia in October 2010.
On the face of it, the news was grim for the women and men who make their living litigating over the reputations of the good, bad and unappealing.
However, the outlook in the longer term may not be that bleak, given the burgeoning phenomenon of digital defamation and the privacy implications of social media.
In 2009, out of the hundreds of filings in various state and federal courts, just nine defamation matters went to trial in the USA, a staggeringly low number in historical terms.
Read more on Inforrm’s Blog.