Posted by Lou Pilder on December 6, 2004, at 11:06:38
In reply to Re: Lou's reply to gardengirl- » Lou Pilder, posted by gardenergirl on December 6, 2004, at 10:02:17
You wrote,[...I was hoping that your bringing in the legal end was to make a point, not because you are thinking of legal recorse of your concerns here...].
That is correct. It is not my intention to bring legal recorse for my concerns here. I believe that things are to be settled at the lowest possible level.
That is why I believe in the administrtive board's function so in settleing at the lowest possible level we can be in dialog on these issues.
But I do not think that it could harm anyone to take a look at legal decisions as a guidline for policy here. The laws for defamation are changing rapidly for the internet and I believe that what I have to contribute could be of some value to look at these issues for the laws now could be different from the laws that were in effect yesterday. As of now there is a case of great impotance that I think is relavant to this forum. The case is one where a person requested an internet forum to remove a post that the plaintiff consideered to be defaming to him. The defendant refused. The case is: Godfrey v. Demon. I believe that there is the potential for this case to be relavant to this forum.