ruling limits internet liability

los angeles times

Los Angeles Times

By Maura Dolan, Times Staff Writer
November 21, 2006

 

 SAN FRANCISCO — Internet users and providers cannot be held liable for posting defamatory material written by someone else, the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Monday.

The prospect of blanket immunity for those who intentionally redistribute defamatory statements on the Internet has disturbing implications,” Justice Carol Corrigan wrote for the court.  But, she added, immunity “serves to protect online freedom of expression and to encourage self regulation [more]

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