Here’s a fun little piece by Michael Weiss, on Gawker.com
For the wealthy and famous, suing people on the Internet is like the new Kabbalah, not just in terms of trendiness but also geographical focus. Britain is the hot destination if you want to take a blogger’s house away because our cousins across the way have got the same draconian libel laws that did in Oscar Wilde. People don’t like to read unpleasant things about themselves on the Internet (and where would the NYT Magazine be if they did?). But even where the targets of bloggy exposure or lampoon do have a legitimate grievance, must they head straight to the courts to settle it?
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