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Whirlpool Owner Sued Over Forum Comments

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posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 02:41 PM
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Whirlpool Owner Sued Over Forum Comments


www.idm.net.au

By Nathan Statz

September 12, 2007: Simon Wright, the owner of popular Australian Broadband forum, Whirlpool has been sued by accounting software provider, 2Clix for lost sales resulting from negative feedback in two online forum threads.
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posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 02:41 PM
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This case might set a precedent allowing large companies to silence critics, hopefully no such thing will ever happen. I hope for a continued free speech web.

www.idm.net.au
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posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 05:25 PM
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Don't the Austrians have freedom of speech like us Americans do?

In the good ol' USA, anyone can sue anybody for any reason. It's great to see American legalese being applied around the world.

He can probably prevail as the internet site owner and not as the party responsible for the posting. Of course, she will have thousands of dollars, or whatever their currency is, in legal costs which may bankrupt him.



posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 06:06 PM
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Originally posted by hinky
Don't the Austrians have freedom of speech like us Americans do?


You gotta love some of the replies on this board....this one prompts me to think of a Topic recently posted about a beauty pageant contestant I think
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