Hi Madhu, I saw that suit mentioned somewhere else the other day and thought it was pretty interesting as well ... especially since it leads to *so* much potential for abuse! ;-) I doubt you could be extradited and shipped 'down under' ... but you might end up with an open warrant against you which could prevent you from traveling there in the future. (I'm thinking kinda like coach Bobby Knight not traveling back to Puerto Rico after they tried for eight years to extradite him before giving up I think in 1987.) I'm thinking that this has to get slapped down ... mostly because too much corporate money is at stake. It also strikes me as another kind of 'jackpot justice' ... suing folks in the hope of landing out-of-court for cash settlements. But _Man_, the possibilities if this is upheld and spreads to other countries! ;-) (a) Imagine Green Peace teaming up with some radical faction of the ACLU to have members around the world find alleged insults on the websites of 'polluting' or 'non-green' companies and filing lawsuits. (b) Imagine several million Chinese suing you because they object that all their bases now belong to you. (c) Imagine ... Ooops ... gotta run! Later! RonL. -----Original Message----- From: Madhu Menon [mailto:webguru at vsnl.net] The Australian High Court ruled yesterday that a local businessman could bring a libel action against Dow Jones & Company in a local court, a decision that reignited publishers' fears that posting material on Web sites could leave them open to libel prosecution in any country with Internet access.