You May Be Immune From Defamation on Your Blog
… based on the remarks of people leaving comments on your blog that is.Â A California Supreme Court found that web publishers could not be found liable for comments left by others on their site.
The court, in a unanimous decision overturning a San Francisco appeals court ruling, said that those claiming defamation could sue only the original source of the disputed comments, not publishers or distributors, even if the distributor was an individual.
And to that I say — let the libelous trolling flame wars begin!
Tony Hung is the editor of the BlogHerald. He is also a physician finishing his last year of residency in General Internal Medicine, and blogs at Deep Jive Interests , where he rants, occasionally, on new media topics.
That is nice to hear.
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The first time I read your name on the Herald, I couldn’t stop thinking how Tony Hung is your porn name while only hiding behind that facade of a Doctor ;)
with a special appearance of Nurse Nasty
Watch, as he leaks heat from those flaming balls
in the new ground-breaking movie
LIBELOUS TROLLING FLAME WARS!
Now playing on pornotubeDOTâ€¦
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Oh Jessica, how droll. My goodness, I *never* got made fun of my last name at the all-boys school I attended in my younger days. ;)
I’d still be careful as the law differs between countries. In the UK, someone was prosecuted for not removing a defamotory comment.
Oh, sure Everton — thanks for pointing that out.
ANd now, its made MSNBC
Good news for US citizens!
As for traveling abroad, I would merely state that I’m on vacation “from my blog” while touring England.
(it probably wouldn’t work, but it would land me on CNN)