Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Justices hand victory to free speech online
Web Site can't be sued for the postings of others

That was the headline on a Mercury News story from Tuesday.

The story explains:
The Supreme Court unanimously concluded that federal law is clear on insulating Internet providers and Web sites against lawsuits for the inflammatory statements of others. The ruling does not, however, protect the original authors of defamatory material.

Thought I'd bring it to the attention of this group. We'll all eventually be dealing with this kind of thing, I think, from both ethical and legal perspectives. I'd be interested in your comments/thoughts.

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