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Posted: 11/28/2001 3:37:13 PM EDT
[url]http://www.newsbytes.com/news/01/172455.html[/url] As seen on Slashdot.com: "Masem writes: "According to this Newsbytes story, a CA appeals court has issued a ruling that says that typical messages posted to internet message boards can not be considered as libel or slander, as they inheritently are framed as opinions and not as statements of fact. The case stems from rather negative comments posted by defendants about a computer reseller company on the internet; the company sued for libelous comments; lower courts did initially rule for the company, but the appeals court has overturned this. While not every message posted in a public forum is safe, the court's decision seems to convey that unless the message is framed as a form of fact, then any message posted to a public internet forum should be considered as opinion, and thus cannot be considered as a libelous comment." Thought this might interest some people, considering the threats of libel/slander that are occasionally made around here... Viper Out
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 3:40:40 PM EDT
Someone make sure Rguns, US optics, and Paul308 all get a copy of this...
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 3:42:47 PM EDT
You shouldnt have brought this up!! Now Rguns will "lible and file a sue" against you for something!! [;D] [beer]
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 6:55:01 PM EDT
Just make sure you always state, that "In My Opinion....." Like In My opinion, Rguns advertised 100% functioning colt 20rd magazines, and thats what I got, ugly bastards though. But they work perfectly! WL
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 7:00:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/28/2001 6:52:09 PM EDT by brouhaha]
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 7:02:04 PM EDT
Strange. Is it an attempt to marginalize the value of Internet message boards?
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 7:12:24 PM EDT
RGUNS will have to find a new retort. Did he ever actually sue anyone for libel? I was never scared.
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 7:39:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By brouhaha: Don't forget Todd Bailey of Special "Weapons"!
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Is this the same guy ?? Turd Baily of sPeshUl wEpUnzz
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 3:44:43 AM EDT
Originally Posted By trickshot: Strange. Is it an attempt to marginalize the value of Internet message boards?
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I don't think it takes a court to do that.
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