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LAWSUIT Case could smother web chat, says Whirlpool founder -itsReal

  • Founder of Whirpool forum being sued by 2Clix..
  • Stoush over “malicious” comments on products..
  • Software company wants $150,000 in damages..

THE founder of one of the nation’s (Australia’s) most popular online discussion forums says a lawsuit brought by a software company threatens freedom of speech on the net.

Whirlpool forums founder Simon Wright, who is being sued by accounting software maker 2Clix Australia for publishing comments the company alleges are “false and malicious”, says the legal action affects all online discussion and even film reviews.

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