The Offense Rests

VodkaPundit: Now erring on the side of libel!

One-way news publications have editors and fact-checkers, and they’re not just selling information — they’re selling reliability,” said Cindy Cohn, legal director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. “But on blogs or e-mail lists, people aren’t necessarily selling anything, they’re just engaging in speech. That freedom of speech wouldn’t exist if you were held liable for every piece of information you cut, paste and forward.


That’s a quote from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, found in this Wired story.

Let freedom ring, baby. Although when someday I’m forced to claim an absence of malice, we’ll both know better, won’t we?


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