Personal jurisdiction and internet defamation: an analysis of post-Zippo jurisdiction decisions in internet libel cases Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
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  • Jones, Jonathan D.
    • Affiliation: Hussman School of Journalism and Media
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  • Obtaining personal jurisdiction over Internet speakers in libel cases has become a source of confusion for many appellate courts. The only United States Supreme Court jurisdiction decisions involving defamation cases came long before the Internet was a household communication tool. This thesis analyzes the various tests state and federal appellate courts applied from 1997-2010 in determining when an out-of-state defendant is subject to jurisdiction in a defamation claim based on Internet comments.
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  • "... in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Mass Communication in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication."
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  • Walden, Ruth C.
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  • Chapel Hill, NC
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