Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Baglow vs. Smith: 6 Ways It Has Helped the Blogosphere

I'll only put one example, go read the rest:

5) This case makes it very clear that "internet snark" is expected in the blogosphere and that sarcastic posts and photoshopped pictures should not be considered evidence of malice. This is a huge advance in the law because anyone who spends time on blogs and message boards knows that "snark" is built into the culture. She [the judge] also declined to consider commentary about the case (even sharp commentary) to be evidence of malice.

Even though the Fourniers won this case, they still have three more court cases to fight, so please consider donating.