Monday, September 08, 2008

Blogging Can Get You In Trouble

Libel lawsuit filed against Cape blogger
By Stephanie Ebbert
Globe Staff / September 8, 2008

The libel case was based, appropriately enough, on the dredging of dirt - or sand, at least.
A Cape Cod Today blogger last spring accused the people opposed to dredging Barnstable Harbor of not-in-my-backyard politicking. Naming their names - and using one off-color description - blogger Peter Robbins told his readers exactly whom to blame if their boats ran aground this summer.
Now the leading opponent is suing Robbins for libel, an increasingly common charge against bloggers. Robbins's lawyer counters that his free speech is at stake.

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