Simon Wright the founder of the (very) large Whirlpool broadband discussion site is being sued for alleged "injurious falsehood". A similar action was taken some time ago against Agg from OCAU. This could well have implications for other forums... like Netrider. It bears watching to see what the outcome is as it possibly could end up causing precedent potentially damaging to other discussion forums. See -: http://whirlpool.net.au/img/article/2clix/soc.pdf http://www.whirlpool.net.au/ http://digg.com/tech_news/Software_Company_Sues_Australian_Broadband_Site_For_Forum_Comments http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22405674-2,00.html http://www.theage.com.au/news/web/firm-sues-forum-to-silence-critics/2007/09/12/1189276778252.html http://www.smh.com.au/news/web/whirlpool-fury-at-legal-gag/2007/09/12/1189276778252.html http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/index.php/id;651381895 http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/09/12/2clix_sues_site_over_critical_comments/ http://www.itnews.com.au/News/61037,whirlpool-in-a-legal-spin-as-founder-gets-sued.aspx http://www.idm.net.au/story.asp?id=8788 http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2007/09/whirlpool_founder_sued_by_2cli.html http://www.overclockers.com.au/news.php?id=609047 Being a regular user of Whirlpool (Jabiru658 over there), I've thrown $25 into the donation pool (not saying people here should do that, just thought it might be of interest to posters here).