Good news for bloggers and forum owners: According to the American Constitution Blog (did you know there was such a blog? Doing research for a client I found a blog dedicated to painting finger and toe nails so there should be at least one devoted to the Constitution), blog and forum owners are not responsible for the comments or posts left by others. From the post:
Examining the impact of Sec. 230 on this case, the court noted that “Congress intended that, within broad limits, message board operators would not be held responsible for the postings made by others on that board,” adding that allowing bloggers and message board operators to be sued for the statements of commenters on their sites would have an “obvious chilling effect” on speech. Accordingly, the court dismissed the complaint against Lycos.
Amen brothers! Or Bretheren. Let freedom of speech ring!