Tucker Max Strikes A Blow for Online Freedom

My drinking buddy Tucker Max has won a breakthrough ruling (DiMeo v. Max. [PDF]) exempting a website owner from legal responsibility for comments made by third parties. Would any of the many expensive lawyers who read this blog care to reflect for free in the comments. The web scrolls reveal that loafing lawyers from Carter-Ruck, Clifford Chance and all the other City law firms are heavy readers, no doubt padding out their chargeable time . Lawyers please note – Guido’s website is hosted in California. Mrs Fawkes (a lawyer) refuses to give an opinion for free.
The implications of this are it seems that Guido need no longer worry about what people say in the comments, on the plus side it would save wearing out the delete key, on the downside it would lead to even more moronic comments if, as Guido favours, a laissez faire policy were to be adopted.

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Quote of the Day

Rowan Atkinson tells The Times

“All jokes about religion cause offence, so it’s pointless apologising for them. You should really only apologise for a bad joke. On that basis, no apology is required.”


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