In a decision with potentially large ramifications, New York Federal Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall won't dismiss a libel suit against "Shitty Media Men" creator Moira Donegan.
Explaining, the judge says it is possible that Donegan created the entry herself. The judge believes that Elliott should be able to explore whether the entry was fabricated. Accordingly, discovery proceeds, which will now put pressure on Google to respond to broad subpoena demands. The next motion stage could feature a high-stakes one about the reaches of CDA 230.
A Quick Question
Since I’m beginning the hunt for a new laptop: Does anyone have experience with/opinions about non-Word word processors? I view a laptop pretty much as a glorified typewriter, and if I’m going to have to pay for Office anyway… Consider this an open thread on that subject, and, hell, anything else.
(I’m familiar with alternatives like OpenOffice; I’m wondering more about these supposedly higher-end word processors I’ve heard rumor of — are they worth the investment? Are there any worth the time of investigating?)