Facebook in the libel and privacy net

Here’s one you might have missed while the Mosley case was going through.

A man has won damages of £22,000 and costs for a false entry in Fasebook. He won both libel and privacy damages, as did his company.
I can’t emphasise enough, the Internet is as much a publishing media as paper. Libel and privacy extends to the Internet just as to paper.

That might rub against the grain of the Internet’s founders and of the creative commons advocates.
But it is the law, like it or lump it.

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