Just came across this oddity on the jailhouselawyer blog. Apparently there’s been a high court ruling brought by the big cheeses at Sheffield Wednesday to get the owner of the owlstalk.co.uk blog to name names of people who posted negative comments about them on the site – the point being that the internet is not above the law (of defamation). Can’t enter the site without registering to investigate further but I have to say the words “Big Brother” in a non-reality show way came to mind. I always thought snide remarks, done either anonymously or with pseudonyms like the “Luke Akehurst” who posted today here re:ageism, were part of what blogging was all about but I guess libel lawyers will be happy. 

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