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Re: Two GR concepts for dicussion

Kalle Kivimaa <killer@debian.org> wrote:
> Let me elaborate. Let's say that [A] insulted [B] publicly on some
> Debian mailing list. [A] of course would be responsible, and [B] could
> sue [A] in a Finnish court (and maybe even in some foreign court, too,
> but you would not get me to appear there). [B] couldn't, however, sue
> e.g. the listmasters (or, well, [B] could sue but I think you'd get
> thrown out pretty fast).

At first, I think the listmasters could claim to be merely a service
provider, as in http://www.out-law.com/page-488
but if they actually failed to act when required, or made it worse by
repeating the defamation themselves, B could take them to court too.

Hope that explains,
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