On Mon, 16 Mar 1998, Richard Masoner wrote:
> > This is an interesting article which should concern list owners,
> > particularly those who run their own servers.
> > http://www.smh.com.au/daily/content/980314/national/national9.html
> The weasels settled :-(
>From my reading of the report, the weasels were wrong. The plaintiff
hand sent several requests to have the false reports stopped. His
only recourse was the libel suit.
> U.S. White House advisor Sidney Blumenthal including AOL in his lawsuit
> against Matt Drudge should also be of interest to list owners and
All that these cases prove is that there is no special exemption from
libel exposure on the net. No big surprise and no change in the law.
The Drudge/AOL case is not far enough along to guess what will happen.
The report on the page listed above is very sketchy.
- murr -