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Chat Room Privacy - Legal

Discussion in 'OPA General Discussion' started by jetset, Mar 1, 2001.

  1. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

    From Wired News.

    Chat Room Rants Protected
    by Jeffrey Benner

    A federal court ruling last week could make it much more difficult for companies to successfully sue chat-room posters for expressing their opinions.
    A Los Angeles judge dismissed a lawsuit last Friday that sought to collect damages from "John Does" who criticized the company anonymously on Internet message boards. Privacy advocates say the decision sets an important precedent in the fight to protect anonymous speech online.

    The ruling on the case -- Global Telemedia International vs. Does -- found that the chat-room banter posted by the defendants were statements of opinion, not fact. Electronic privacy experts say that distinction sets an important legal precedent.

    A federal court ruling last week could make it much more difficult for companies to successfully sue chat-room posters for expressing their opinions.

    A Los Angeles judge dismissed a lawsuit last Friday that sought to collect damages from "John Does" who criticized the company anonymously on Internet message boards. Privacy advocates say the decision sets an important precedent in the fight to protect anonymous speech online.

    The ruling on the case -- Global Telemedia International vs. Does -- found that the chat-room banter posted by the defendants were statements of opinion, not fact. Electronic privacy experts say that distinction sets an important legal precedent.
     

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