rogerd - 12:28 pm on Sep 2, 2010 (gmt 0)
Good news for community operators: a US District Court judge has reaffirmed the basic principle that libelous comments create liability for the person who posted them and not the site operator.
Full story [mediapost.com]
"Persons who claim that they were harmed by a website's publication of user-generated content may sue the third-party user who generated that content, but they may not sue the interactive computer service that enabled the third-party user to publish the content online," Guirola wrote. "Thus, an interactive computer service is entitled to immunity as long as it did not create or author the particular information at issue."