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[ NNSquad ] Court Rules Website Immune From Suit For Defamatory Posting

Court Rules Website Immune From Suit For Defamatory Posting

http://j.mp/w4pF48  (Slashdot)

   "RipoffReport.com contained an admittedly defamatory posting, by one
    of its users, about a person who operated a Florida corporation
    providing addiction treatment services. Although the site was asked by
    the poster herself to remove the post, it refused."

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This is a particularly nasty situation.  My sense is that this will
end badly. This is just the type of scenario that will trigger
understandable outrage and knee-jerk legislative reactions with
far-reaching consequences.  The site in this case -- by operating in
the manner it is -- will ultimately be serving the interests of those
who want to massively restrict free speech.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com 
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com 
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