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No tort claim for sharing ‘defamatory’ web links (access required)

Competitor had ‘license to libel’

An advertising company can’t sue a competitor for notifying potential customers about critical Internet postings, says a Norfolk federal court. Businesses know how online chatter can shape their reputations. With whole websites devoted to consumer complaints, wireless word-of-mouth can amplify any bad buzz about a product or service. Companies that have tried to fight back in court ...

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