Long live free speech


For any organization that's considered doing a show blog in conjunction with their meeting, but hasn't for fear of liability should some user say something libelous, fear not: Federal Court Reaffirms Immunity of Bloggers from Suits Brought Against Commenters. The key snip:

    Examining the impact of Sec. 230 on this case, the court noted that "Congress intended that, within broad limits, message board operators would not be held responsible for the postings made by others on that board," adding that allowing bloggers and message board operators to be sued for the statements of commenters on their sites would have an "obvious chilling effect" on speech.

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