Thursday, April 12, 2007

Threaten a blogger? Watch out!

Tennessee bloggers are rallying in support of one of their kind, Katherine Coble, who posted about an experience with a job placement company that she found reprehensible. A few weeks later, the law firm for the company has threatened her with libel, it seems mostly because of comments from a reader. From Instapundit to Knox Views, lots of folks are talking about this. Nashville is Talking has a recap.

The best posting, however, is from Bob Krumm, who's made sure that notice of this company's actions can be easily found on the web.

Krumm also discusses the ramifications, today:
Squeeze the complaint off of Coble’s site, and the story pops up somewhere else. Squeeze there, and it surfaces again, and again, and again. . . Squeeze too hard, the balloon bursts, and you’re all wet.
Or, to put it more succinctly: Don’t sue your customers.

Bill Hobbs also explains why, once a posting has been published, it and all its comments can never really go away. (And he makes sure.)


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