Thursday, December 8, 2011

We're Not "Authorized"

TexasFred posts an article about an OR Blogger who was found liable for defamation and fined $2.5M. The Court apparently took that Oregon's MediaShield law didn't include bloggers as 'Authorized Journalists' because of the way it was worded, likely written before the internet became big.

Like Fred, I don't know the facts of the alleged defamation nor do I really care. The one fact that I do want to note was her biggest F^ckup:
At this point Cox says that she still has no plans to get a lawyer.
So it doesn't matter is she's innocent or guilty of the libel. She's just proven herself to be an idiot and her idiocy could very well screw the rest of us by setting precedent. You ALWAYS lawyer up.

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1 comment:

TexasFred said...

That really made ME wonder... NO lawyer, and still no plans... Even a LAWYER gets a lawyer in a case like this...