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loveisokay
27th June 2007, 04:31 PM
I honestly cannot believe what I have read on here. Have a look at this site, what they are doing to begin with sounds absolutely awful never mind what they are selling as purebreeds.

[edited by Karlin]: Sorry, I've had to remove the name in the subject heading, the link and the content posted here, as it is potentially very problematical for this type of direct criticism to be made of a named and linked-to crowd, no matter how distasteful they may be. If people would like the link, please PM Loveisokay to get it privately and please keep discussion private. Thanks! I know people mean well and feel this is a private place for discussion, but it isn'treally -- it is a public forum with worldwide readership.

PS Remember I have a link about how to determine whether you are posting something potentially defamatory. Members can -- and please, should -- read it here:

http://board.cavaliertalk.com/showthread.php?t=11459

I run the board on very strict grounds in this regard as a libellous statement could make you, the poster, me the board owner, and my hosting company liable for damages. I ask all board members to please familiarise themselves thoroughly with board rules in this area -- basically, if you do not have something nice to say about a website or breeder, do not post it publicly with name and links. :thmbsup: Gossip behind the scenes by email or PMs is fine. :lol:]

Karlin
27th June 2007, 04:49 PM
For easy reference, this is the content of my link above:


I would advise all board members to read through this easy to understand document on the liability anyone posting to a public site, such as this board, or an email list or weblog, carries:

https://www.eff.org/bloggers/lg/faq-defamation.php

In this case the document was assembled to help bloggers understand their responsibilities but the same considerations apply when you post to any board or email list or leave a comment on a weblog.

The US Supreme Court has said that "in the context of defamation law, the rights of the institutional media are no greater and no less than those enjoyed by other individuals and organizations engaged in the same activities."

In other words, when you make a post to a public website, board, or email list, you have the exact same liabilities as the New York Times or The Guardian and its reporters do, because by posting, you are *publishing*. This means that if you post something potentially libellous or defamatory under ANY jurisdiction in which this board is read (and UK and Irish libel law is far more restrictive on what can be said than US law), both YOU and I are potentially equally responsible and equally sue-able!

To make a distinction very clear here:

People are welcome to make a post and ask any interested members to contact them PRIVATELY for further information on an individual or a kennel or a suspicious circumstance or a website.

People are not ever permitted to make a post naming individuals or kennels publicly in a post to the board that raises questions about or makes allegations against the individual or kennel. Nor can you post a website address and make a negative implication.

I totally support your right to discuss such things in PMs,face to face, by phone, or in private emails. But for strict legal reasons, you cannot do so here on the board.

Thanks for reading! :)