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Koyaanisqatsi

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Liabilities of owners and Moderators

Several lawsuits have been brought against the forums and moderators claiming libel and damage. A recent case is the scubaboard lawsuit where a business in the Maldives filed a suit against scubaboard for libel and defamation in January 2010.

For the most part, though, forum owners and moderators in the United States are protected by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which states that "[n]o provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider."

Offline Elaine Davis

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Re: Message to Forum Haterz - Liabilities of Forum Owners and Moderators
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2014, 02:24:44 AM »
forum owners and moderators in the United States are protected by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which states that "[n]o provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider."


I certainly hope that has not been AMMENDED since this was written....

There are always extenuating circumstances to any ACT or constitution as we all well know (especially concerning the U.S. Constitution)....the extenuating circumstances arise then to become precedents which become amended until there is no truth to any constition or act anymore....dilution.

Having a conversation about someone, especially one who qualifies to be in the public limelight, is not always liable material, although some manage to complain, using resources and time, until they get their way with suit ......

Some things are worth suit and some things are not.
GOD FORBID THE LIGHTS GO OUT and a zillion brains have to be retrained to function in manual reality.

Does anyone else get the idea that the tweets on the WL account are starting to sound a little like someone is bathing in a bird bath, eating bird food & possibly smoking bird * in his own sphere??

Koyaanisqatsi

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Re: Message to Forum Haterz - Liabilities of Forum Owners and Moderators
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2014, 02:34:41 AM »
thanx for posting that Elaine :-)