Legal Issues Affecting Public Relations-N

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First Amendment Freedom of Speech    Freedom of the Press    Freedom of Assembly   Right to Petition Government for Redress of  Grievances    Freedom of Religion   Princples of Public Relations  © 2009  John A. Grasso 1
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PR Practice is affected by two forms of  “speech”: Political Speech:   Expression associated with the normal conduct of  a democracy.   Commercial Speech:   Expression intended to generate marketplace  transactions. Princples of Public Relations  © 2009  John A. Grasso 2
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Princples of Public Relations  © 2009  John A. Grasso 3 Slander    The utterance of defamatory statements  injurious to the reputation or well-being of a  person. LIBEL   Any written, printed or pictorial statement that  damages a person by defaming his or her character or  exposing him or her to ridicule.
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Proving  Libel Burdens of Proof: Defamation Untruthful statements that unfairly injures a person’s  reputation and/or ability to maintain social contacts.  Publication  Communication of untruthful statements to a third party.  Identification   That the defamatory statements clearly applied to the  plaintiff.   Princples of Public Relations  © 2009  John A. Grasso 4
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Libel Burdens of Proof: (cont’d) Damage   That the defamatory statements caused injury or  damage to the plaintiff.  
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