But a comment by Marky Mark on an old blogpost alerted me.
First, the old blogpost, User Pay, from June 2012. The stage was being set for an examination of defamation in the Internet age.
My point then was that no matter who *won*, everyone who participates in discussion forums, blogs, comment threads, and now, I suppose, Twitter and Facebook too, had a stake in the matter.
And that its resolution was going to cost a bomb.
A lively discussion ensued and some strong positions were taken.
Now, finally, the issue is before a court and blogger Marc Lemire of Free Dominion is reporting. He's obviously not an experienced court reporter and his writing could be clearer.
Here's where I come in (his formatting):
There was some back and forth about a blogger named “Fernhill”. Apparently she was a “leftist progressive” blogger who mentioned this case and proposed to her readers to support both “Dr Dawg” and Freedominion. This apparently made “Dr Dawg” “very upset” and left him feeling “betrayed” by her. Fernhill was a progressive blogger and he wanted her to “pick a side” and that “it was wrong to raise money for the other side”.Note that I did *not* raise money for any side; I merely raised the issue of how this slugfest was to be financed.
Lemire is reporting daily (links to other sessions at his blog) and will presumably continue.
I confess I won't be following with bated breath, but the outcome might be interesting. Also of interest is the fact that the judge is a complete newbie to the Innertoobz. She says she's "never been on a blog." Woo.
I'll report if and when there's anything of note.
Added by deBeauxOs: If any new or old readers might be fascinated by the trivia and arcana of this case, the blogger MarkyMark posted this, with a very lively and informative open comment thread, in June 2012.