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Blogger Sued for Comments Posted by Readers

The Wall Street Journal reports:

In a legal case being watched closely by bloggers, an Internet company has sued the owner of a Web log for comments posted to his site by readers. . .

Bloggers have been buzzing about the lawsuit, swapping links to Mr. Wall's latest dispatches on the case and worrying about their own liability. Legal analysts said the suit could be a test case for determining what protections bloggers have or don't have for allegedly defamatory material posted by others. At issue would be the court's application of the federal Communications Decency Act, a 1996 law that, broadly, protects providers of computer services from being held liable for content posted by others.

Source: TVC Alert