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    Mike Fishcake
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    Messageboard legal issues?

    Wondering if you lot can help me with a point I'm trying to prove. Someone doesn't believe me that the people running a messageboard can get into legal trouble if a libellous message has been posted by someone else on there.

    Can anybody provide me with any links to news stories on the web about this? I know it has happened, just can't remember the exact details.

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    There has been issues in the past over newsgroup postings - there was one case with Demon Internet I believe several years ago...

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    A quick google brought up this url ... http://www.cyber-rights.org/reports/demon.htm

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    You need a disclaimer on the forums...

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    It was Demon and it's just a standard negligence issue.

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    but tbh chances.
    I reckon forums are never big enough to get into trouble (ok ignoring huge places like genmay etc...lol @ that forum...its just hooge but classic for random timewasting browsing...anyway...)
    Newsgroups hosted by ISPs are slightly different.
    I reckon unless you are talking about tens of thousands of regulars at least then chances are minimal.
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