Monday, March 2, 2009

Elsie Law's Daily Dose Of The Law

The Maryland Court of Appeals reversed the decision of a lower court on Friday.

The highest court in the state of Maryland has made the ruling that websites that are involved in defamation lawsuits do not have to reveal the identity of people who post comments on their site.

The case that provoked this ruling reportedly involved a Dunkin Donuts that sued a website that allowed their site visitors to comment on the cleanliness of the donut shop. This ruling can be seen as being comparable to the law that allows journalists to keep their sources confidential.

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