Bloggers’ Libel Liability: A comparative analysis of South Korea and the United States

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January 2012


The influence of bloggers has increased to the degree that they are more and more frequently becoming involved in defamation and invasion-of-privacy suits. Bloggers threatened with legal action often remove potentially libelous content rather than deal with the difficulty and expense of litigation. This paper aims to trace the strains of controversy surrounding the application ofjournalistic standards of liability to bloggers. This study furthermore analyzes court cases and relevant statutes regarding bloggers' liability in South Koreaand the United States and suggests a more reasonable approach to holding bloggers liable for libel.