Australian high court allows libel suit against U.S. web site

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  1. Karl_O

    Karl_O Stunt Coordinator

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    I hope this post is not political, as libel is not a "hot" political issue.
    Since many of the posters here like to discuss about legal matters (especially "frivolous" lawsuits), here is a recent New York Times article about Australia, libel, the Internet, and Don Jones:
    http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/inter...-internet.html
    A precedent for libel law, but is this good or bad? Does it mean that if I write a libelous article, say about actor Russell Crowe (an Australian) on the Internet, the actor can sue me in an Australian court, even though the web site I posted my article in is located in the United States?
     
  2. Jay H

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    Hey, you can sue anybody who posts negative stuff on the net, check out these folks:
    http://petsforum.com/psw/
    or maybe not... [​IMG]
    Jay
     
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    Uh, Karl, the actor can sue you in an American court. Freedom of speech does not include libel.
     
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    Jay H,

    That Petswarehouse story is terrible! I still can't believe it. It's so unfortunate that the owner can go sue-happy and file a lawsuit against people for expressing their opinions.

    Bob
     

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