[LINK] one for the legal eagles: 'private' libel
Mon, 12 Nov 2001 17:23:22 +1100
Chew on this one, Linkers:
I post an email to a private, members-only mailing list. The email
could possibly be deemed libelous and derogatory to a certain
company X, if they ever saw it.
The mailing list maintainers then publish all the email from the
list archives on the web.
Company X now finds the email published on the web, in public
view if you care to look for it.
If the email is found to be libelous, who is guilty? Me the writer?
The mailing list maintainers, the publishers? The web server
sys admins, the providers?
Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services Pty Limited
I was born because it was a habit in those days, people didn't know
anything else ... I was not a Child Prodigy, because a Child Prodigy is
a child who knows as much when it is a child as it does when it grows up.
-- Will Rogers