I’ve been asked 3 times over the last few weeks what the legal implications of letting people post comments on your blog are and to this point I’ve never been able to point them to a case that I knew of where legal action was taken over comments.
But it seems that there’s a current case that involves Jeremy Schoemaker over at Shoemoney.
Jeremy doesn’t go into great detail (as you’d expect) but it’s a tricky issue (given the global nature of blogging) and one that I’ve been aware of in watching my own comments.
Just yesterday I had to stop a comment from being approved where one commenter accused another of being a pedophile – something that had lawsuit all over it.
Does anyone else know of cases where comments led to legal action?