Saturday, September 22, 2007

Blogs and the law

Some people reckon that the blogosphere is a wild, unregulated place beyond the reach of libel lawyers.

That ain't so and Bob Piper and Boris Johnson have both been collateral victims of a rich Russian's legal shenanigans.

Chicken Yoghurt keeps the story live.

2 comments:

Achievable Life said...

You are SPOT ON.
Personally, I feel and maintain that anyone who tries to defend against a libel suite is by the very nature guilty. Those who just ignore the comments are innocent. Plus they are ‘GROWN UP’. I would also say that in the case of the tycoon you speak of, by my definition he IS very much guilty, So sue me – Thats my opinion and I will NEVER change it. Why should he be worried about getting ‘his innocence into the media’ if he were ACTUALLY innocent.
It’s rather CHILDISH Usmanov to actually think that we ‘Give a DAM’. Just goes to show that being rich does not hide the fact that one can still be ‘STUPID’.

Personally I will check what it is Usmanov owns and I will make a concerted effort to AVOID it.

That is a good idea, does anyone know what he does and how can I avoid increasing his finances. Let me know.

Rechtsanwalt said...

You are right. I think that the blogs are not so as one thinks them to be wild and unregulated place.
Rightly said in the above comment "Why should he be worried about getting ‘his innocence into the media’ if he were ACTUALLY innocent".
I think no need to worry about it.