Hacker Connect January 16 in New York
An event for and by the real estate tech community

The Communications Decency Act protects website publishers from lawsuits based on defamatory comments submitted by their users, even when those comments are reposted by the website's administrators to a more prominent position, the New York Court of Appeals has ruled in a 4-3 decision.In upholding a lower court's dismissal of real estate broker Christakis Shiamili's defamation suit against the operators of a defunct blog that promised to expose the "underbelly of Manhattan Real Estate," New York's highest court said the defendants had only acted as editors and publishers, rather than creators, of most of the disputed content.In February 2008, the blog -- allegedly created and administered by employees of a rival brokerage firm -- reposted a comment by an anonymous user who claime...