More bloggers being sued for defamation

The Wall Street Journal reports that the number of  lawsuits filed against US bloggers has jumped from 12 in 2003 to 106 in 2007. Bloggers take note: New Media is subject to the same laws as MSM, including defamation and copyright. Also note this is a US article; in Canada we don’t have shield laws or First Amendment rights, and  our civil law is much different than the US. Some provinces, however, do have laws protecting citizes from SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) that big companies use to prevent citizen advocacy and protest.

Wall Street Journal, May 21 2009


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