Many people believe that defamation of character litigation is out of control. They go on and on about how rising costs are encouraging defendants to settle "frivolous" cases and "abusive" discovery procedures are chilling free speech. But they don’t really offer any solutions to this so-called problem. Instead, they just talk, talk, and talk, and it’s really getting old.
The real problem here is the delusion that Internet speech deserves greater protections than speech made in other places. It shouldn’t. And I predict that courts will begin to see the error of their ways in the near future.
What do you think?