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Subject: Re: Online abuse, defamation?

"Peaches" wrote in message
> Hi,
> I'm not a regular in here, but caught the tail end of the usual
> trashy usenet comment/flame posts, so decided to look up the
> subject of defamatory posts, it seems it is a clear cut case of
> libel? And many, many successful cases brought for online libel.
> Just one example I found: A Mr Keith Smith of the UKIP political
> party, was awarded 10000 pound sterling in damages for a
> libel suit he brought for comments made in a yahoo forum.
> Even though Yahoo removed the thread as soon as it was brought
> to their attention, dispite posting anonymously, Mr Gardner gained
> court orders for the posters ISP (ntl) and identity to be revealed
> and the subsequent libel action.
> Read about it here and other relevent issues:
> http://www.computeractive.co.uk/computeractive/news/2153456/libel-laws-internet
> http://www.vnunet.com/computeractive/news/2153456/libel-laws-internet
> http://www.vnunet.com/itweek/news/2152817/online-staff-pose-risks
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/actionnetwork/A1183394
> Any comments? Views?
> I should also add, my server dosen't allow crossposting,
> so this is a multipost.
> I'm in desperate need of some cash, so please feel free
> to flame/abuse me.
> Regards
> Emma
I would love to abuse you Emma, and willing to pay to do so!!!!


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