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Reputation and Defamation

Lawrence McNamara

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199231454
eISBN:
9780191710858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231454.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

The first study of what reputation is, how it functions, and how it is and should be protected under the law, Reputation and Defamation addresses the inconsistencies and failures of the common law ... More


Conclusion: Re-thinking the Tests for What is Defamatory

Lawrence McNamara

in Reputation and Defamation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199231454
eISBN:
9780191710858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231454.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

The question this study set out to answer was: if reputation is the interest to be protected by defamation law then what should be the test(s) for what is defamatory? The stated aim was to fill a gap ... More


Protecting Reputation: The Principal Test for What is Defamatory

Lawrence McNamara

in Reputation and Defamation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199231454
eISBN:
9780191710858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231454.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter evaluates the manner and extent to which reputation is protected under modern common law. Section I looks at the place moral judgment has occupied in the principal test for what is ... More


Introduction

Lawrence McNamara

in Reputation and Defamation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199231454
eISBN:
9780191710858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231454.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This introductory chapter outlines the current legal framework and its shortcomings, and explains how the book uses reputation as the point of reference for analysing, evaluating, and proposing a ... More


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