February 28, 2001

Judge: Anonymous online speech obviously opinion

Author: JT Smith

From theStandard.com: "Maybe someday we'll have all the laws we need to govern the
Internet. This, however, is not the week, as the legal system
slouches toward a precedent for anonymous online speech.

An L.A. judge has dismissed a lawsuit attempting to collect
damages from anonymous message-board posters. Essentially,
the judge ruled that online banter about companies is too
out-there to be considered libel -- they're obviously opinions,
not facts."

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