Liability Will Attach For Defamation Actions When System Operators Exercise Some Degree Of Editorial Control

In Stratton Oakmont, Inc. et al. v. Prodigy Services Company, et al, the court determined the issue of whether liability will attach for a system operators for defamatory material. The court determined that liability will attach for defamation actions when system operators exercise some degree of editorial control.

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What is defamation?
Who are the parties and what are the facts of this case?
What did the court determine?
How did the court differentiate Cubby v. CompuServe?
What occurred after this ruling?

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