Internet Re-posting Is Protected Speech And Not Defamation

In Barrett v. Clark, the court determined that an Internet re-posting is protected speech and cannot be considered defamation. The court considered the effect of the Anti-SLAPP laws under California Civil Procedure Section 425.16 which was designed to counter lawsuits that chill the free exercise of speech.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is defamation?
What are the Anti-SLAPP Laws?
Who are the parties and what are the facts of this case?
What did the court determine?
What is the significance of this ruling?


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