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iBrattleboro Victorious!

The Citizen Media Law Project and Media Re:public hail community news and information site iBrattleboro.com's "significant victory," "a wonderful outcome," in a libel lawsuit brought against the site's co-founders: the lawsuit was dismissed under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

From the Citizen Media Law Project...

A Vermont judge has dismissed the libel lawsuit filed against Chris Grotke and Lise LePage, co-founders and owners of iBrattleboro.com, a widely acclaimed community journalism site based in Brattleboro, Vermont, ruling that Grotke and LePage are immune from liability under section 230 of the Communications Decency Act ("CDA 230").
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From the Media Re:public blog...

Living up to his title, Vermont judge the Honorable David Howard has ruled to release ibrattleboro.com from a libel lawsuit that aimed to hold the site responsible for comments posted by a reader.
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(And for those who are in the LA area or willing to travel, the Media Re:public Forum, March 27-28, at USC Annenberg, still has some space available!)

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