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.
This Conversation is Being Recorded
It’s generally first and foremost a good idea to keep this wise post in mind.
You carry a smart phone. If it comes to interacting with authorities, or interacting with anyone in an official capacity as a matter of transactions, record everything that you can legally record. Be aware of your legal rights. Understand what is considered expectation of privacy in your jurisdiction.
You hire a contractor? If you don’t have a written contract (note: you should have a written contract for anything bigger than a breadbox), record the conversation where you discuss scope of work and payment.
Back up those recordings, particularly ones that document malfeasance, in the possible event of a dispute.
If you’re going to inform anyone about the existence of these recordings as part of their official capacity, record those conversations too. Because you never know what they’re going to say, or do, or ask you to say or do.
Also, you should occasionally drop by this blog.