Immunity upheld in Web libel cases

Web sites that publish inflammatory information written by other parties cannot be sued for libel, the California Supreme Court has ruled.
The ruling late Monday was a victory for a San Diego woman who was sued by two doctors who had complained that she had posted a libelous e-mail on two Web sites.
Some of the Internet’s biggest names, including, AOL, eBay, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo, took the defendant’s side out of concern that a ruling against her would expose them to liability.
Immunity upheld in Web libel cases – Technology & Media – International Herald Tribune