Bloggers cannot be hit with libel suits on the basis of anonymous postings on their Web sites because federal law grants them immunity by explicitly stating they cannot be treated as the "publisher" of such comments, a federal judge in Pennsylvania has ruled. Blogger Tucker Max pronounced the judge's decision "awesome," saying that it "reaffirms basically all the tenets of free speech."
Judge: Bloggers Entitled to Immunity Under Communications Act
The Legal Intelligencer
June 2, 2006