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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

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Bob Nicholson

You raise a very good point. Recently a group of rating and review site operators formed the "Rating and Review Professional Association," in part to defend against threats to sites such as ours.

A quote from our website (rarpa.org) regarding this issue:


Rating sites, and individuals who post ratings, are sometimes sued by businesses or individuals who oppose their rights to freely express their opinions. These suits are called "Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation," or SLAPPs.

Many states offer legal protections against SLAPPs, allowing the defendants to counter-sue and collect substantial damages. For broad information on SLAPPs and anit-SLAPP protection, see Wikipedia.

There is more detailed information about defending against a SLAPP at thefirstamendment.org.

At least one rating and review site, assisted by the ACLU, has used anti-SLAPP protections to block a lawsuit by professors suing a website where students posted critiques of their teachers.

free dental care

I noticed recently that when I leave a comment on a friends page it shows up on live feed. Is there a way out of this, I don't want my comments being posted on the live feed for everyone to see.

teeth whitening

I've had a photoblog for a few months and I know I've had about 10,000 hits or so, but just 2 comments. I know people rarely leave comments on photoblogs (unless maybe they're your friends). Does anyone have an idea where I could post requests for comments for example, by --
announcing it on a forum or group without seeming pushy?

Volker

Hallo,
Ich haben eben Eure Internetseite besucht und nutzen sogleich die Gelegenheit,euch auch einen Gruß aus Deutschland in Eurem Gästebuch zu hinterlassen. P.S. Kommt uns doch auch mal besuchen
http://www.MeerblickSylt.de
http://www.OstseeblickHolm.de

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