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Department
Communication
Course
CMN2170
Professor
Mark Lowes
Semester
Winter

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CMN 2170: Lecture #9  Feb 7th 2013  The median score 13.2/20­ Test #1 Defense of justification  Defense of qualified privilege  Defense of fair comment  How internet and digitals mediums create problems.  Common law= judge made law Defense of public communication= most recent defense in common law of defamation  Defining feature of fair comment­ if one wishes to plead fair comment, the defense has to fit the facts.  What is the purpose of fair comment? Its purpose is to foster public discourse, to protect critical, ublic discourse, criticism. A democracy also rests  of a vibrant culture, not just the questioning of institutions and government.  Fair comment was developed by the courts.  Distinction between expression of opinion and statement of fact  The publication in question must be a publication of expression of opinion and not a statement of fact.  Criteria:  Based of facts that are true The published words must be comment  Are honestly held rather than being defamatory  Published w
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