Although Judge Edward Fadeley didn’t use the term, his warning is clear: ‘Drive-by blogging’ is out of control.
He described the blogosphere as:
“a veritable Wild West of verbal ambushes and shootouts, with very little fear of legal recourse to keep character assassination, defamation and dirty business tricks in check.
…It’s high time to fill the gap in a system that allows defamation in the blogosphere to go unchecked. The harm can be wide-ranging and devastating. Until the law catches up with technology, innocent parties have little or no protection in the volatile world of cyberspace,”
What do you think?