Bloggers Gain Libel Protection

“The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last Tuesday that Web loggers, website operators and e-mail list editors can’t be held responsible for libel for information they republish, extending crucial First Amendment protections to do-it-yourself online publishers. | Online free speech advocates praised the decision as a victory. The ruling effectively differentiates conventional news media, which can be sued relatively easily for libel, from certain forms of online communication such as moderated e-mail lists.” Xeni JardinBloggers Gain Libel Protection (Wired)

Hmm… on the other hand, by holding webloggers to less strict legal guidelines, this ruling puts do-it-yourself publication in a second class.