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Weblogs, Comments, and Law

Weblogs, Comments, and Law (Jerz’s Literacy Weblog) IANAL (“I am not a lawyer”), but here are some links I found interesting. While a newspaper has a responsibility to check the accuracy of letters to the editor, if person A were to start a cafe, and person B walked into the cafe and made statements that the court deemed libelous, it doesn’t seem likely that person A should be held responsible. If…

Reporting for the Enemy

We highlight U.S. prisoner abuse because the photos aren’t too offensive to show. We downplay Saddam’s abuse precisely because it’s far worse – so we can’t use the photos. And that sets the stage for remarks like Sen. Ted Kennedy’s claim that Saddam’s torture chambers have reopened under “U.S. management.” –Deborah Orin –Reporting for the Enemy (NY Post) An extremely interesting argument. Two wrongs don’t make a right, so if it’s…

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SHU Blogs Down

SHU Blogs Down The SHU blogs are down. I exchanged three e-mails with the sysadmin yesterday, who described the problem as something minor, that a reboot would fix. I haven’t heard back from him since yesterday afternoon and don’t know what to say. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed. Update: The sysadmin writes, Argh! The machine has hard errors on the boot drive, it turns out. I believe I can…