Tuesday, December 14, 2004


Important Blogging Case

This sounds like something bloggers should be concerned about:

California - ... Lawyers for the plaintiffs argue that Rosenthal is liable because posting the comments makes her a "developer" of the information in question, and she therefore becomes the legal equivalent of its creator for the purposes of the lawsuit.

If the court finds in favor of the plaintiffs, the implications for free speech online are far-reaching. Bloggers could be held liable when they quote other people's writing, and website owners could be held liable for what people say in message boards on their sites. [my emphasis]
Anyone know if this is as serious a case as it sounds?