The proprietor of an online discussion forum was held liable in defamation for posts made by himself and third parties about the plaintiff. The self-represented defendant was found to be the ‘publisher’ of relevant posts on the basis that he had the ability to moderate and remove posts and actively participated in the discussion.
Topic, claim, or defense
Defamation or Personality Rights
Appellate Domestic Court
Type of service provider
Host (Including Social Networks)
Type of law