JRS22 wrote:Maybe we should have a discussion about liability in a separate thread as this is a real hazard of posting opinions on the internet. This vendor chose to issue a warning but another vendor could bring suit against a poster without prior notice.
Seconded. Do we have any tea-addicted lawyers who can advise on this issue?
I am seeking further wisdom and knowledge beyond my experience on this matter, but it is my understanding that opinions posted are not generally considered to be libel as they are just that, opinions.
Then there are malicious opinions or opinions not based upon actual experience ... this could be cause for concern (and if I suspect this is the case, I will often intervene on vendors' behalf). But as long as you are posting regarding your actual experiences and you are posting opinions, good luck for any vendor attempting legal action. This is not to say that a company could not try
to sue, but they would not be successful. It would also be a publicity nightmare, IMHO. Something Yuuki-Cha does not need.
Also, posting on the forum events claimed to be fact that are indeed not fact, this is dangerous territory (again, if I suspect this is occuring I will intervene).
So, using "IMHO" and posting from experience when discussing a vendor is the best policy. And posting truthfully!
TeaChat is not the place for grinding axes. Use some common sense. Sharing actual experiences with others is acceptable behavior.
Nevertheless, I will endeavor to post this as a seperate topic when I have more info from those with experience in this realm.