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Tuesday, July 01, 2003  

No run on this?

Bloggers Gain Libel Protection

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last Tuesday that Web loggers, website operators and e-mail list editors can't be held responsible for libel for information they republish, extending crucial First Amendment protections to do-it-yourself online publishers....

Online free speech advocates praised the decision as a victory. The ruling effectively differentiates conventional news media, which can be sued relatively easily for libel, from certain forms of online communication such as moderated e-mail lists. One implication is that DIY publishers like bloggers cannot be sued as easily.

Kinda stands to reason, but in John Ashcroft's America, you never know. Thanks to Beefy, who forwarded me the news.

posted by Jeff | 12:48 PM |
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