Court Protects Online Reputation | Online Defamation Law Suits

Posted by admin | March 10th, 2011

Online defamation is a charge that is being taken more seriously by many courts. Some would say that we are lucky that the courts are deciding the issue, rather than congress, since the courts seem to be making good decisions at the moment and the last time congress made a good decision…well…it’s just better if the courts handle it, that’s the point. A former CEO in Indianapolis is suing a local news channel’s website in order to ascertain the identity of his anonymous detractors–and the court ruled in his favor.

The defamation suit filed by Jeffrey Miller, former chief executive of Junior Achievement of Central Indiana, targets online statements that allege, among other things, that he “most likely” committed a criminal act and is “the most greedy man I’ve ever known,” the Indianapolis Star reports in a separate story.

It is tough enough, as is, to maintain a decent online reputation without having to worry about people intentionally scarring your reputation anonymously.

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