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Defamation and Freedom of Speech$
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Dario Milo

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199204922

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204922.001.0001

The Right to Reputation

Chapter:
(p.15) II The Right to Reputation
Source:
Defamation and Freedom of Speech
Author(s):

Dario Milo

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204922.003.0002

This chapter explores the meaning and legal significance of reputation, and the values underpinning the right. The chapter proceeds as follows. Part B discusses the nature and legal protection of reputation in the principal jurisdictions considered. Part C examines the underlying values that reputation appears designed to serve. Part D concludes the discussion and argues that ventilating the values underlying reputation will assist in deciding the proper approach to be adopted when reputation must be balanced against freedom of expression.

Keywords:   legal protection of reputation, values, freedom of expression

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