Liable to regret it

Instapundit:

LIBEL SUITS AGAINST BLOGS HAVE BEEN IFFY — I wrote an article on that a couple of years ago — but Mickey Kaus’s discussion for some reason made me think of this New Yorker cartoon. Remember, just because “actual malice” is a tough standard to meet doesn’t mean you aren’t in big trouble if someone meets it. And Section 230 protects publishers, but the original source isn’t off the hook.

 Solution:  Do as Instapundit does and join the Media Bloggers Association.  It’s a bargain!  If you have anything worth protected and blog about anything besides kittens, why wouldn’t you?

 

UPDATE:  Yeah, well.

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  1. Ron Coleman - July 7, 2009

    LIKELY / CONFUSION Liable to regret it: Instapundit:
    LIBEL SUITS AGAINST BLOGS HAVE BEEN IFFY .. http://tinyurl.com/nqohbs