Estonian News Site Can Be Held Liable for Defamatory Comments, Court Rules

by: Mark Scott | New York Times

LONDON — One of Europe’s top courts has ruled that an Estonian news organization can be held liable for defamatory comments posted on its website.

 

The decision signals the first time that the European Court of Human Rights has intervened in a case related to the role that publishers have over user-generated content disseminated through their online news websites.

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