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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Calif. Court says bloggers cannot be sued.

Hat Tip to
Volokh on this.

The California Supreme Court just held, in Barrett v. Rosenthal, that Internet users who post (to Web sites or discussion groups) material created by others are immune from liability.

The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that bloggers and participants in Internet bulletin board groups cannot be sued for posting defamatory statements made by others.

In deciding a case closely watched by free speech groups, the court said a federal law gives immunity from libel suits not only to Internet service providers, like AOL, but also to bloggers and other users of their services.

Much more on this from:
Outside the Beltway.

Keep up with the discussions here.