Eric Kimball was fascinated by the turbulence between Charles Carreon, The Oatmeal, and the internet (as discussed in the Webcomic Beacon Newscast for June 24, 2012); so he went out and did a few interviews with lawyers and people who have had experience with such lawsuits.
Kennith White also gave us some additional information:
- The Citizen Media Law Project has an excellent legal guide.
- The Public Participation Project has a great guide that outlines anti-SLAPP laws in different states.
- No discussion about the legal protections given to satire is complete without a reference to Hustler v. Falwell.
- This is my explanation of what anti-SLAPP statutes are and how they matter in getting rid of a frivolous case quickly.