News: The Law and Blogging Revisited

 Further to my earlier posting about a court ruling last week that Web loggers, website operators and e-mail list editors can’t be held responsible for libel for information they republish, Mark Glaser of the University of Southern California’s Online Journalism Review takes a more nuanced view, saying “What really happened in this ruling is much more complex than that and only protects third-party content that’s being passed along to an e-mail listserv, a forum or perhaps a Weblog’s comments section. When a blogger starts making original commentary, he/she is liable for these comments.”

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