Many of us who blog believe that since we are exercising free-speech on our blogs, the possibility of being sued for libel or slander is non-existent; a
recent article in the Christian Science Monitor
has should quickly dispel that notion. An excerpt:
The blogging community increasingly is subject to lawsuits and threats of legal action running the gamut from subpoenas to cease-and-desist notices. Since blogging became popular in about 2004, there have been 159 civil and criminal court actions involving bloggers, according to the nonprofit
The result? A stifling of free speech in a medium providing more comprehensive and diverse opportunities for commentary than ever before, digital-rights activists, media lawyers, and bloggers say.