Court ruling could be good news for hyperlocal

Newsquest says the High Court judgement clarifies for the first time that newspaper websites hosting user-generated content are, subject to certain conditions, protected from liability. (holdthefrontpage)

This is potentially very good for hyperlocals and community bloggers who are hosting comments. It suggests that we do have protection from defamatory statements. However, it’s still not crystal clear as this article specifically refers to newspaper web sites. Something a hyperlocal alliance could work towards clarifying?

This was posted via web from Philip’s posterous






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