In preparing for my lecture on Free Speech and Social media, I’ve been looking for examples where these issues have been explored legally. I was hoping to find someone who had kept a list of them, but since I didn’t find such a thing I started one.

If you know of others to add, or other similar lists, please leave a comment:

Thanks to Venkat, Babs Guthrie, Heather Bussing, Jen Zug, Skud, Cameron Campell, Ellie, Christine Bower, Sarah Jeong for helping find these.

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3 Responses to “Compiled list: Legal cases related to online harassment & free speech”

  1. Heather Bussing |

    Also the My Space suicide case from a few years back (criminal matter against the mom that posed as a student and harassed a girl, who then killed herself.) Here’s the Wikipedia link for the case with links to the decision. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Drew

    Then there are the Courtney Love and Johnny Gill twitter defamation suits that are ongoing now. http://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/twitter-defamation-cases-are-heating-up_b12799

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