If these postings were printed in your local newspaper, the law would protect you. The internet has created a large hole in that protection and thousands of people are being affected
Deerfield Beach, Florida (PRWEB) July 9, 2005
Many entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 companies, parents, husbands, wives, and just about anyone with a name or URL can find himself or herself listed on the web. The false and negative information posted may surprise you. Citizens Against Slander & Libel on the Internet was formed to give defamation victims a common voice. A staff of over 60 people handles reports from individuals and businesses whose names and reputations have been unfairly damaged in cyberspace.
Many of those attacked have had enough. One such avenger is Steven J. Miller of Federated Financial in the State of Florida. Miller has taken a lead roll in fighting defamation on the internet. "The Internet itself does not regulate libel or defamation. People are hiding behind anonymous monikers and some of the most horrible, degrading and damaging information is floating around in cyberspace for millions to see," says Miller.
The most harmful sites are those that never remove or edit postings. Sites claim to allow anything to be posted foreverÂ from the wildest accusations to the most blatantly libelous statements, even including photos of those being defamed Â assure anonymity for those posting even the most offensive, false and degrading of comments.
Internet law is vague, and many small to medium sized business do not have the financial resources to fight this war. Miller has started the legal ball rolling.
"If these postings were printed in your local newspaper, the law would protect you. The internet has created a large hole in that protection and thousands of people are being affected" says Miller.
ThatÂs why Citizens Against Slander & Libel on the Internet was formed. For additional information, or if you have had a negative experience with online defamation, contact Steven J. Miller or visit his press releases on http://www.prweb.com.
"There is power in numbers" claims Miller. "With the long list of false complaints that have been filed and the many sad stories of lives that have been unfairly damaged, we have no choice but to lead the fight".
About Citizens Against Slander and Libel on the Internet:
Formed in 2005, this new group is dedicated to raising awareness and combating defamation on the internet. Participants provide and receive support from others sharing similar experiences as victims of online defamation.
Steven J. Miller, Director
Citizens Against Slander and Libel on the Internet