Telemarketing consumer site menaced by foreign suits

by Walter Olson on April 10, 2009

Julia Forte of North Carolina

operates a pair of web sites — 800notes.com and whocallsme.com — that provide an interesting consumer service. These web sites include message boards that permit consumers who receive calls from telemarketers to comment on their experiences; other consumers who receive a call from a given telemarketer can take a look and make a decision about whether they want to take a particular call.

U.S. law protects her in this mission, but telemarketers who don’t like the critiques made available on her sites have begun suing, or threatening to sue her, in other countries where protections for online speech are less robust. [Paul Alan Levy, CL&P Blog]

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1 Doug 04.10.09 at 10:52 am

I think that is an area of law that needs to be strengthened greatly. One instance, anyway, a good use of a law.

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