Wednesday, October 21, 2009
A reporter from a Connecticut newspaper left me a message today that the two women who were plaintiffs in the lawsuit against their harassers on the Autoadmit cyber-cesspool have settled their claims. I haven't yet seen an account of the settlement, though will post a link to a news story when someone sends me one. Meanwhile, the Autoadmit site is apparently long moribund as a place with even the pretense of law school discussion, partly due to the lawsuit and partly because, I am told, a hacker took control of the site some time back and is now able to monitor the identities of posters--a kind of cyber-justice, as it were.
UPDATE: The Connecticut news item. Since I wasn't asked about the "possible impact" of the suit or the settlement, I'm not quite sure how I "declined" to discuss it (as the story claims)! Ah, journalism. Of course, I hope that Section 230 of the C.D.A. will be repealed or modified, but that hardly separates me from the rest of the civilized world.