Linked by David Adams on Mon 18th Oct 2010 17:19 UTC, submitted by fran
Legal Britain's Attorney General has said that website owners should be made legally responsible for comments made by visitors. According to a report on, Dominic Grieve told members of the Criminal Bar Association that the spiralling number of internet news web sites meant it was becoming more and more difficult for courts to ensure that trials were fair, and that juries were not exposed to material that could prejudice a hearing.
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The real danger
by spudley99 on Tue 19th Oct 2010 13:23 UTC
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The real danger here is that it would become very easy for someone who disliked a particular web site to poison-post; ie to deliberately make posts that would cause the site to be in violation of the law, and thus get the site into trouble.

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