FC: Paul Levy on why SpamCop is liable for its overbroad "spam" lists

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Mon Nov 04 2002 - 19:11:28 PST

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    From: "Paul Levy" <PLEVYat_private>
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    In the final analysis, there is a tort theory that you can invoke if they 
    are persistently listing you incorrectly and defend their conduict on the 
    ground that they like their system and they don't care if it 
    mischaracterizes you.  After all, a gossip reporter cannot defend the 
    making of allegedly false statements about whether public official beats 
    his wife on the theory that, well, I get paid for reporting  information 
    and if people think my stories are inaccurate they can read somebody else.
    Whether it is worth doing that is a tough question.  For ourselves, we only 
    defend such tort suits, we never bring them.
    Paul Alan Levy
    Public Citizen Litigation Group
    1600 - 20th Street, N.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20009
    (202) 588-1000
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