Chinese professor sues blog host

Filed as News on February 23, 2006 10:26 pm

by Duncan

A Chinese professor is suing Chinese blog provider Blogcn.com over over a post from one of its users which the service refused to censor.

The Age reports the Chinese media calling it the first such case to come before the country’s courts.

Blogcn.com told Nanjing University journalism professor Chen Tangfa that it was up to individual bloggers to respect a code of conduct barring insulting or politically sensitive content, the China Daily reported.

The offensive remarks have since been removed by the blogger, a Nanjing University student identified as “K007.” He or she wrote in a post dated Monday that they had not expected the blog would be read by people outside an immediate group of friends.

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