One of my favorite bloggers, who is a lawyer, takes a look at Ellora’s Cave.
Erotica publisher Ellora’s Cave’s defamation (libel) lawsuit in Ohio state court against Dear Author and the blogger behind it for a September 14th post discussing the publisher’s financial stability and practices is a hot topic on the Internet this week.
I’m not going to comment on the merits of the allegations — I really have no idea about the truth or falsity of the statements on Dear Author — but I will say that this lawsuit is yet another cautionary tale for the so-called “uncredentialed” bloggers out there without a legal team or liability insurance. It’s a reminder about the importance of checking quotes, checking facts, and limiting the vitriol in our posts.
But, of course, there’s only so much a blogger can do to protect herself from a defamation lawsuit. I can only hope that the checks we have in our judicial system to limit frivolous lawsuits — such…
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