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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last Tuesday that blogggers, website operators and e-mail list editors can’t be held responsible fo…

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last Tuesday that blogggers, website operators and e-mail list editors can’t be held responsible for libel for information they republish, extending crucial First Amendment protections to do-it-yourself online publishers. The ruling effectively differentiates conventional news media, which can be sued relatively easily for libel, from certain forms of online communication such as moderated e-mail lists.

Get the full-text of the ruling here (PDF file).

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