Comment 59820

By mrjanitor (registered) | Posted February 15, 2011 at 19:16:41

About pseudonyms, this is from Internet Law expert Michael Geist in the Citizen Journalism article:

RTH: What about the comments section after an article. If 'Awesome Dude' makes libellous statements about 'Hot Roddr' (all made up) is he in legal hot water? Do the rules change if real names are used instead of pseudonyms? What about commenting false or made up information, is the commenter held accountable for their writing or the web master? Do the same rules apply if you published the statement instead of writing it in a comments thread? MG: Defamation rules apply equally online and offline as well as for anonymous speech.

Comment edited by mrjanitor on 2011-02-15 19:17:07

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