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    Wednesday, October 11, 2006

    Blog Like An Idiot And Pay

    You know, if your mother taught you that it's not right to post nastiness about someone on the Internet, she was right.
    A Florida woman has been awarded $11.3 million in a defamation lawsuit against a Louisiana woman who posted messages on the Internet accusing her of being a "crook," a "con artist" and a "fraud."

    Legal analysts say the Sept. 19 award by a jury in Broward County, Fla. — first reported Friday by the Daily Business Review — represents the largest such judgment over postings on an Internet blog or message board. Lyrissa Lidsky, a University of Florida law professor who specializes in free-speech issues, calls the award "astonishing."

    I can think of a "blogger" right now that probably hurriedly erasing past posts.



    Anonymous said...

    It doesn't matter if the defamatory blogs are erased. Once a hard copy is downloaded, it's there for legal use. It's sad & petty when someone has to create a defamatory blog because his or her heart was broken. If you're the kind of person who could create a blog to put an ex down, then it's plain to any reader why you got dumped in the first place. You've made your petty, whiny, axe-grinding side apparent to everyone

    Anonymous said...

    BEWARE OF BLOGS: Courts are asked to crack down on bloggers, websites
    Good article!! There are idiots who don't know the difference between free speech and defamation.
    If you have a personal conflict, have some guts and say it to a person's face, don't be a p***y and
    use your cyber-bully tactics for revenge. Revenge is for inferior people and always backfires.

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