The Internet is a global "super-network of over 15,000 computer networks used by millions of individuals, organizations, corporations and educational entities the world over."As the Internet has developed, it has become a medium not only for entertainment, but also an important source of information and news distribution. Because the Internet and the World Wide Web have developed into important resources for information and news, traditional media concerns and legal controversies have reached a level of growing importance. While it is true that much of the "development of the law concerning the . . . Internet [i]s in its infant stages,” online defamation has received significant comment.
Barry J. Waldman,
A Unified Approach To Cyber-Libel: Defamation On The Internet, A Suggested Approach,
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