CMN 2170: Lecture #8 Jan 31 2013
Address the question that is posed, treat every question on its own terms.
Radio Reference, Dionne, Scientology
Study Question: what are the problems and challenges posed by New Media for regulating society?
Radio broadcasting Regulation by law
Regulation of reputation broad sense of scientology case, malice and expression are aspects of the case.
Their hither o means, means to destroy or ruin a colleagues reputation, before it took more effort to harm
someone’s rep, now it is very simple and more available than ever. reputation harm that was never
Before it relied on slander, range was quite limited, scope has changed.
Libel ( defamation) is different from criminal libel.
Morris Manning against Casey Hill in the contempt proceedings were malicious, and they knew that these
were false.▯ defense of truth is not available.
At the beginning, there plea was defense of justification but at the last minute were withdrew.
Conclusion of the contempt proceedings: the “ammo” for Casey Hill. They didn’t just lose the contempt
proceedings, this entire proceeding, contempt action was harassment was an attempt to intimidate Casey
Hill and Attorney General of Canada, motivated by malice, this motivated Casey Hill to sue for libel. Morris