Monday, April 23, 2012

Thailand "lese majeste" trial will test downstream liability for Internet forum moderators

Internet intermediary downstream liability is alive and well in Thailand, according to the development of the case of Jiew (Chiranuch Premchaipoirn), who ran the site Prachatai.    She faces a long prison sentence for not quickly deleting all visitors’  comments “offensive to the monarchy” under Thailand’s “lese majeste” law.

She is accused of violating Thailand’s 2007 computer crime law.

Electronic Frontier Foundation has the story by Annie Harrison April 18, link here.  

There seems , however, to be some ambiguity in the downstream liability aspect of Thailand’s law. 

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