Defamation, for this reason a young (22 years old) blogger has been convicted by Varese‘s tribunal some days ago. She (Linda Rando) is guilty (1st stage of case) because responsible of all comments done in the forum into own website, if some comments are negative or particularly harmful for someone/something’s worthiness, the website’s administrator is the only responsible.
Linda’s Writer’s dream website was founded around September 2008; today, it is became an online meeting place for keens for books, writing and publishing, visited daily by 3 thousand users. As a consequence of some bad comments about some publishing houses, Linda and Writer’s dream’s staff have received letters of formal notice and cancellation requests although all forum users had accepted the “responsibility clause about all that which they write”.
The sentence is founded on an old press law of 1948; according to it, Linda (as website’s administrator) should have censured all libelous comments.
She has declared: “The forum is a free expression space, we do not censor none; all users are free to say what they want, by taking own responsibilities.”