Thursday, October 17, 2013

Trouble over comments



Did you hear about the court in Estonia that ruled that a news Website was responsible for comments people left there?

Yeah, I know. I was shocked, too. I didn't realize that Estonia was a real place. I thought it was one of those places in storybooks where talking lions or goat-footed men live. Of course, it could be real and have talking lions and goat-footed men living there. I've never been to Estonia, so I don't know.

Anyhow, some story was written in 2006 that a bunch of people got their panties in a wad about. Something about roads and ferries. Or maybe it was fairies. Kinda hard to understand what was going on unless you actually read the story, and the Wall Street Journal wants money to let you read it.

Here's the deal: some court ruled that the Website should have known that comments could have had a detrimental effect on the company in the story. And, when they let people write nasty comments and left them up, they (the Website people) were to blame.

So, does that mean that if you clowns up and say something nasty about others that this Website is responsible?

Well, apparently so. In Estonia.

That kinda puts a damper on Frank's plan to relocate to Estonia. I was kinda looking forward to the talking lions. Not so much the goat-footed men.

6 comments:

  1. As long as there is no need to raise the Estonian debt ceiling Frank should be OK..

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  2. I just knew IMAO was a 'news website!'

    And I thought 'Estonia' was a crater on the Moon... you know, with the new Liberace colony.

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  3. Sounds to me like we need to invade Estonia.

    Sancho, get me my map!

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  4. Estonia? Wasn't that something Caesar said? Latin for "WTF".

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  5. Maybe they figured it would be some way to get their most famous troll into trouble somehow.

    http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-07-19/krugmenistan-vs-dot-estonia

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  6. Radical Ron in OhioOctober 18, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Estonia! There still is an Estonia? I thought that it had been replaced by Dilbert's Elbonia.

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