Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Law professor sued over his blogroll?

A day of the wierd and the wonderful. This guy, Michael Gesist, who is a law professor in Canadian, is apparently being sued by the former leader of the Canadian Green Party because he linked to a site which linked to another site that said something he considered defamtory. The guy doing the suing is also currently trying to sue Google, Wikipedia and the rest of Internet.

9 comments:

Chris Paul said...

But I'm told the Green suer guy will not face Dominic Lawson on Dale's web TV show. Btw Green Guy, I'm a man of straw. Go for Dizzy and Dale.

dizzy said...

That was Greenpeace, and this is in Canada

Guido Faux said...

Didn't you just link to the guy being sued and become part of the chain?

dizzy said...

probably *shrugs*

Theo Spark said...

Nothing like a law suit to increase traffic! Where do I get one.

Anonymous said...

Didn't someone sue Demon years back for a similar thing? Obviously aren't following the "it's only the Internet" line of thinking.

JuliaM said...

Well, guess it's easy to see why he's the former leader of the Green Party...

Obviously, even they have their limits when it come to just how nutty they like their party leaders.

Of course, only in Canada would politicians put up a party leader nominee nameed 'Crookes' in the first place!

dizzy said...

The Demon case was slightly different. That was about the storage of Usenet posts that were defamatory. Demon's argument, if I recall correctly, was that they merely took a feed from elsewhere so could not be responsible for content.

jailhouselawyer said...

theo spark: Probably get a cheap one off the peg at Burton's...