Suing over comments

….there had been many similar complaints about defamation on the internet. But he said: “Most of these cases go away quite quickly – people pull down the allegation – so it’s quite rare that people actually sue over internet comments.” (Times)

and related …

Clara.net managing director Steve Rawlinson …. reluctantly advised people to “host their sites outside the UK” …. and branded existing laws which hold ISPs responsible for content they host as “ridiculous”. (Register)

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