There will be free speech lawyers lining up to get this case. I dont think hardocp is gonna have probs. Infinium is trying to intimidate free speech with lawsuits, this can't be allowed to stand.
Err... free speech doesn't enter into a case of Libel / Defamation of character / Slander.
I'm not saying that [H]ardOCP did any of those things, but "free speech" is not a defense against those charges, in a court of law.
It's a simple case of "Who is telling the truth".
If [H]ard can prove that their allogations were accurate.... IL loses, period.
If IL can prove that [H]ard's allogations are false, THEN IL HAS to prove that [H]ardOCP knowingly and willfully posted false allogations, in order to win the case. That said... it's much tougher for IL to win a case of Libel, because they have more to prove, than just the "statements being inaccurate".
I'm not trying to be an "armchair Internet lawyer"... the only reason that I have any knowledge of this is because my family was involved in a Libel / Slander case.
CheersThis comment was edited on Mar 27, 19:19.
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