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Free Download: The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet


Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor and Privacy on the Internet


I am now offering the full text of my book The Future of Reputation:  Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet (Yale University Press 2007) online for FREE download.

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The Steven Hatfill Case, Law Enforcement Leaks, and Journalist Privilege

Police Officer on Cell Phone

It seems to happen way too often. Despite policies and laws that forbid law enforcement officials from mentioning the names of suspects who are not yet formally accused or even arrested, leaks invariably seem to happen. The leaks can wreak havoc in the lives of those whose names are mentioned. Many of these people wind up never being charged with any crime, yet their reputations are destroyed by the leaks and resulting media attention.Continue Reading

The Career Consequences of a Notorious Reputation

Stained Reputation

The Wall Street Journal today had an article about the now famous email exchange I blogged about a few days ago where Dianna Abdala, a recent law school graduate turned down a job offer from an attorney, William Korman. The article discusses the fact that in some circumstances, people who are getting notorious reputations for being particularly rude or inappropriate aren’t suffering any career damage:

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