Personal Information on the Internet

Daniel Solove talked about his book The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor and Privacy on the Internet, published by Yale University… read more

Daniel Solove talked about his book The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor and Privacy on the Internet, published by Yale University Press. In his book Mr. Solove contends that people’s reputation can be damaged without recourse and that free speech and privacy must be reviewed in regards to the Internet. He discussed the use of the Internet as a tool for gossip and slander and the privacy issues raised by posting private information about others on chatrooms, online discussion groups, and blogs. Mr. Solove gave many examples Internet noteriety, including some that started with people making their own posts. Some video and audio clips were shown. He talked about the conflict between the right to free speech and the right to privacy. Mr. Solove talked about the precedents that have been established in law cases and advocated using the courts rather than regulations to resolve conflicts.

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  • Peter Slen Senior Executive Producer C-SPAN->BookTV
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Personal Information on the Internet

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 2, 2008
Last Aired:
Feb 17, 2008

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  • Feb 02, 2008 | 6:24pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 04, 2008 | 8:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 04, 2008 | 8:50pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 16, 2008 | 11:31am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 17, 2008 | 5:28am EST | C-SPAN 2
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