[Theforum] Liability for comments

Martin martin at members.evolt.org
Wed Dec 26 02:59:48 CST 2001

On Wednesday, December 26, 2001, at 07:45  am, Madhu Menon wrote:

> http://designforcommunity.com/conversations/messages.pl/showThread?id=53
> <quote>
> A California court has ruled that comments made on message boards are 
> opinion and not seen as slander or libel under the law
> </quote>

...in California.

However, the Godfrey -v- Demon case shows otherwise in
UK law. It also shows that the *host* is liable once their
attention has been drawn to those comments.

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