Ex-KGB Man Sues Amazon For Libel
from the why-don't-people-understand-open-forums? dept
People really don’t seem to understand open forums, do they? An ex-KGB agent who wrote a book is now suing Amazon.com for libel based on a review someone wrote for his book on Amazon’s site. Why Amazon should be responsible for what some random person wrote on the site is anyone’s guess. It’s an open forum, and thus, it has nothing to do with Amazon. This also brings up questions of jurisdiction, since the lawsuit is in the UK (which, I believe, has stricter defamation laws), but the post was to Amazon’s US site.