A rather ominous president was set this week- a French judge ruled in favour of a disgruntled restauranteur, ordering a blogger to pay compensation for posting a bad review.
Pointed out by my rather concerned mother, this is quite a worry for all bloggers. That posting a review of your experiences can lead to being sued, I’m shocked! What bothered me about this situation was the apparent lack of free speech which, as a blogger, I feel is extremely important. Personally I adopt a ‘if you haven’t got anything good to say, don’t say anything at all’ approach, which makes sense in a world where people seem too keen to blame others for their mistakes instead of taking responsibility and dealing with the problem. What irritates me the most is that while certain publications get away with printing stories without a full gasp of the facts and printing them as ‘the truth’, it’s bloggers who always seem to get the short end of the stick. O.k…. rant over.