[thelist] Avoiding getting sued

Roger Newbrook roger.newbrook at scientiasolutions.com
Mon Nov 1 04:31:30 CST 2004

Graham wrote

"Does anyone have any experience preventing/defending against potential
defamation issues arising from online reviews?"

i think the secret here is certainly in preventing, or at least removing
personal (ie your) responsibility by incorporating a Terms and Conditions of
Use statement that poster need to accept BEFORE being able to post reviews
to your site. You are merely providing the mechanism for the reviews. (Not
sure where or whether you would be able to get a generic statement from, off
the top of my head though. Perhaps someone else might have an idea).

In conjunction with your review process, your back should be covered.

does this help or am i completely wide of the mark? any other comments?

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