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The Courts

Submission + - Software Company sues Whirlpool Forum operator

von Stalhein writes: Whirlpool founder Simon Wright is being sued by accounting software firm 2Clix Australia Pty Ltd for alleged "injurious falsehood". The Statement of Claim from the company alleges that Simon Wright allowed statements "relating to the Plaintiff and its software product that are both false and malicious" to be published on the Whirlpool forums. 2Clix is suing for at least $150,000 (plus costs), and is demanding that two forum threads be removed from the site. This case has ramifications for anybody that runs a forum where posters might give their opinion on a company/service/product. Australians don't have a right of free speech enshrined in our Constitution, and this case could set a nasty precedent. I hope it either never gets to court, or is lost (badly!). Original situation is here —

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