Monday, January 30, 2012

Newspaper not liable for comment by website user

This is an interesting decision about defamation in the age of new technology. The Newspaper was held not to be liable for comments made on the comments section of it's website, even if they maintain some editorial control.
Also, an article calling someone a "birther" and therefore a "racist" is not actionable, as it is merely the opinion of the writer.
I previously mentioned this ruling in a recent Quick Link, but I can write up a full post now that I've seen the actual opinion.

Louisville Lawyer John M. Lally

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