News Aggregators

Tronjan

Village Elder
#1
Hey yo fools. Goodmorning!
There was this case where Wa-ikulu took gugu and the belongs-to-the-sewer Daily post to court for libel.
Then I heard bla bla bla ...oh sijui news aggregator....sijui oh. Then case sijui ilienda aje.
Tell me how do "News Aggregators" work?
 

aristide

Senior Villager
#5
Hey yo fools. Goodmorning!
There was this case where Wa-ikulu took gugu and the belongs-to-the-sewer Daily post to court for libel.
Then I heard bla bla bla ...oh sijui news aggregator....sijui oh. Then case sijui ilienda aje.
Tell me how do "News Aggregators" work?
The Kenyan subsidiary was sued to hand over identifying information on the blogger. Information that is owned and controlled by the mother company. That's what killed the case if I recall correctly.

A news aggregator in the Kenyan context is those copy-paste sites that never have original news. Perhaps a legal expert can comment on the liability of the operators.
 

Tronjan

Village Elder
#8
Information that is owned and controlled by the mother company.
I thought libel and defamation cases fundamentally place the burden on the publisher i.e. even sharing libellious info on somebody is enough to convict u even if u are not the originator of the info.
 

aristide

Senior Villager
#9
I thought libel and defamation cases fundamentally place the burden on the publisher i.e. even sharing libellious info on somebody is enough to convict u even if u are not the originator of the info.
The publisher was unknown at the time and the court was compelling the hosting platform to disclose his identity.
 

Top