Libel ruling protects bloggers

Let the flood gates open... no wait, you only have to look at the likes of egotastic to realise people have been making slanderous remarks in US blogs/sites albeit third party slander for ages. Bloggers and US internet providers cannot be liable for posting defamatory comments written by third parties, the California Supreme Court has ruled. It followed the case of San Diego woman sued after posting allegedly libellous comments online about two doctors. Some of the internet's biggest names including Google, eBay and Amazon have supported a woman in a US legal battle that may save them from libel cases. The judges said the ruling would protect freedom of expression. BBC NEWS | Business | Libel ruling boosts net providers