Los Alamos, NM asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Internet Law for New Mexico

Q: I am putting up a website that might be considered questionable and unethical and I would like a professional opinion.

Hello, I am putting up a website that users can rate other people on. The concerns I have is people might feel infringed on with their privacy (all the people's names, rates and etc will be user supplied) and it might be seen as cyberbullying what people will say about others. I was hoping someone familiar with internet laws on privacy and cyberbullying could get into contact with me so I can talk you about my website. Thank you again.

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: An easy answer is can you get insurance? If not, maybe you want to apply your talents to a different type of site. People will want to get at you and you may not want to have to hire lawyers at the other end. The short answer is if you allow people to say libelous things, then you may have exposure for "publishing " the libel. And with the internet that means you might be sued anywhere. In the U.S. outside the U.S.

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