Sunday, April 12, 2009

Judges fines blogger 1.8 million dollars for allowing defamation on a blog

People have to be crazy to allow people to put comments on their blogs!

This article notes that a blogger has been fined 1.8 million dollars for an article that he allowed to be published on his blog.

"The head of a local advertising agency has won $1.8 million in damages after suing an author of a blog - known for its harsh and sometimes crass criticism of elected officials, business leaders and local media - for defamation."

People are starting to wake-up to the fact that bloggers are publishers, and as a publisher, they are wholly responsible for what they publish – whether they wrote it or not!