links for 2009-08-21

  • The Times cites this as a case with far-reaching repercussions. In its dreams. This judgement will have no repurcussions because social media doesn't operate like traditional media. Within social media influence is attached to the ability to establish the credibility of the author. Anonymous = no credibility. Unmasking and prosecuting anonymous authors will prove no more useful than prosecuting someone who hurls an insult at you across the street and then runs away. (Sorry lawyers).
    (tags: libel blogging)


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