This panel looks at the challenges, both legal and journalistic, facing journalism ventures that seek to build and maintain online communities, from article comments to community forums and blogs. Issues include the role of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, dealing with and protecting anonymous commenters, and concerns regarding defamation and privacy.
Patrick Carome – Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Bill Densmore – Consultant to Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at University of Missouri and co-founder of CircLabs Inc.
Eric Goldman – Associate Professor, Santa Clara University School of Law
Jeff Howe – Contributing editor at Wired.com and author of Crowdsourcing
Barbara Wall – Vice President/Senior Associate General Counsel, Gannett Co.
David Ardia (moderator) – Director, Citizen Media Law Project, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
This panel is part of the Online Media Legal Network’s 2010 conference “Journalism’s Digital Transition:
Unique Legal Challenges and Opportunities” held at Harvard Law School on Friday, April 9, 2010.
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