[thelist] Prosecutions for Internet Libel / Defamation?

Chris Blessing webguy at mail.rit.edu
Fri Dec 21 11:39:25 CST 2001


There was one recently incident on vwvortex.com that got national attention.
Check it out here:


Of course we all realize if they win this, we can basically kiss freedom of
speech as we know it good bye (which sucks, to say the least).  May I ask
why you're so interested in this subject?

Chris Blessing
webguy at mail.rit.edu

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> [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Joe Crawford
> Sent: Friday, December 21, 2001 12:38 PM
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> Subject: [thelist] Prosecutions for Internet Libel / Defamation?
> Hey kids --
> I'm curious if anyone knows of successful prosecutions for internet
> libel and defamation? Particularly in open internet discussion forums
> like usenet, mailing lists, chat rooms, message boards. Background
> information on libel itself would be helpful as well - online
> (references, cases, news items) and offline (books, consultants,
> lawyers) versions as well. I'm in the USA, so examples under US law
> are most pertinent. But international cases would be interesting as well.
> Thanks!
>         - Joe
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