[LINK] Internet providers press for protection from libel
Tue, 30 Jan 2001 11:43:51 +1100 (EST)
>From the Independent in the UK.
Internet providers press for protection from libel
By Clayton Hirst
28 January 2001
A group of more than 100 internet companies is to ask the Government
to pass laws to prevent organisations being sued for defamatory
The Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) – whose members
include BT, Freeserve, Thus, AOL and Easynet – is expected to vote in
favour of lobbying at a meeting on Wednesday.
The initiative is being driven by Thus, the Scottish telecoms company
that owns Demon Internet, with 177,000 UK subscribers.
Last March Demon settled a libel case and paid damages to an academic
who claimed he had been defamed by an anonymous posting on Demon's
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