The Concept Of Defamation In The Russian And American Law: Comparative Analysis


The article analyzes the key characteristics of the concept defamation in Russian and American law. This concept is of current importance in modern information society and the legislation connected with it has been changed recently in both legal systems. The aim of the research is achieved with the help of such method as component analysis of the terminological meanings of lexical units representing the concept, which is supplemented by a logical analysis of the accompanying information, which is presented in various legal texts. Comparative analysis of the key characteristics of the concept in Russian and American cultures allows the author to show similarities and differences that exist in the perception of this concept in these two legal systems. The Russian legal concept of defamation is more precise as it defined in one of the articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. In American law, the term defamation is disclosed in a large number of laws of individual states that vary significantly in some aspects. At the federal level and in most states, defamation is a civil wrong, not a crime. Another significant difference between the two concepts of defamation is the greater protection for citizens from defamation claims filed by public figures in the American law.

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Kuznetsova, J. A., & Kalmazova, N. A. (2022). The Concept Of Defamation In The Russian And American Law: Comparative Analysis. In S. Afanasyev, A. Blinov, & N. Kovaleva (Eds.), State and Law in the Context of Modern Challenges, vol 122. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 378-384). European Publisher.