Sunday, March 06, 2011

$430k Love settlement shows tweets can be costly - Yahoo! News

Love lost (via Dave Kellogg)

Courtney Love's settlement of a case sparked by online attacks on a fashion designer show that while Twitter posts may be short, they can also be costly.

The singer has agreed to pay Dawn Simorangkir $430,000, plus interest, to settle a lawsuit the designer filed in March 2009 over comments Love made on Twitter and her MySpace blog.

While the case didn't go to a jury, First Amendment experts say it highlights the need for celebrities and average people to watch what they say online.

$430k Love settlement shows tweets can be costly - Yahoo! News

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