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The Wild, Wild, Blogging West

I'm all for free speech, but I'm not sure if the U.S. Supreme Court got it exactly right when it ruled that bloggers and those who host blogs are pretty much immune to libel and defamation suits.

I can understand the part about the hosters. If I'm an ISP or host a site with blogs, I don't want to pay for the misdeeds of those who might visit and post from time to time. Nor do I want to spend my days censoring each and every nugget. But to allow people to knowingly post false and harmful information about others with no repercussions seems a mite insane. Your thoughts, libel-free of course, are welcome at [email protected].

Posted by Doug Barney on November 29, 2006 at 11:52 AM


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