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1. Under the statute of limitation libel rules, the date

Question : 1. Under the statute of limitation libel rules, the date : 2132694

1. Under the statute of limitation libel rules, the date of publication (when the time limit begins) for a newspaper is

A. the date of publication that appears on the newspaper.

B. the date of the most recent sale of a copy of the newspaper.

C. the date the libelous story was written and edited, regardless of when it was published.

D. None of the above.

2. A difference between absolute and qualified privilege is

A. absolute privilege protects the speaker; qualified privilege protects reports about what the speaker said.

B. absolute privilege has roots in the Constitution, qualified privilege developed through the common law and state statutes.

C. qualified privilege only applies if the report is a fair and accurate report; accuracy and fairness do not apply to absolute privilege.

D. all of the above.

3. Courts have generally agreed that the publisher of a libel on the Internet

A. Can be sued in any state since a resident of any state can access the libelous material.

B. Must be sued in federal court.

C. Cannot be sued because of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

D. There is no real consensus yet on answering the jurisdictional questions involving libel on the Internet.

4. In defending a lawsuit based on statements of opinion, a defendant may win the case

A. by arguing that the statements are rhetorical hyperbole.

B. by arguing that the statements are protected by the First Amendment.

C. by arguing that the statements are fair comment and criticism.

D. all of the above.

5. The defense of qualified privilege covers

A. Comments contained only in the official police blotter or jail register.

B. Comments made by any police officer about a case.

C. A wide range of documents and statements generated by police agencies about a case.

D. The defense does not cover any documents or statements generated by the police.

 

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