Mothering Forum banner
1 - 2 of 2 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,789 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15817955/

Quote:
The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that bloggers and participants in Internet bulletin board groups cannot be sued for posting defamatory statements made by others.

In deciding a case closely watched by free speech groups, the court said a federal law gives immunity from libel suits not only to Internet service providers, like AOL, but also to bloggers and other users of their services.

"Subjecting Internet service providers and users to defamation liability would tend to chill online speech," today's unanimous ruling said.
This is a pretty big deal.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,789 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Quote:

Originally Posted by TiredX2 View Post
That's awesome.

Do bloggers have the legal responsibility to remove libelous statements once informed they are wrong?
I would certainly hope so.

There is one problem with this ruling, as I see it. One of the important things about freedom of the press is responsibility of the press. Not being able to be sued for libel takes away the responsibility even though bloggers have been pushing hard to make sure they get all the freedoms.
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top