Sunday, August 22, 2010

Laws of libel apply to blogs, e-mails, tweets, etc. says Sun columnist

Lawyer and Sun columnist Alan Shanoff writes:

"Many people wrongly believe the Internet is a Wild West where freedom of speech is absolute and anonymity is guaranteed.

"They post comments, blog, e-mail and tweet in ignorance of the law. But the law is clear.

"The same laws that apply to old school media like newspapers, magazines, radio and television, apply to communication and publication via the Internet. . ." he writes, adding that using a fake name is no protection.

Click on the title to read the column.

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