By Zak Muscovitch

I love writing a guest blog for Flippa, as it keeps me in touch with the latest issues confronting small website businesses. My latest column is about "Terms of Use", and I arranged for a cross-promotion with, so that Megadox is providing Flippa Blog readers with a free template so that everyone can have Terms of Use. These templates of course usually need to be tweeked and customized, preferably with an Internet lawyer assisting.

A BC Court of Appeal decision added a measure of security for web site developers who link to material that may be defamtory, according to this story, which reported the decision that apparently stated that merely linking is not sufficeint to be found liable for online defamation. Congratulations to John Newton of P2Pnet on his great victory!

Domain name and web site owners should be relieved that lawsuits for defamation on the Internet, although on the rise, should not be leveled against sites that merely link to material on another web site that may be defamatory. As an Internet lawyer and someone who specializes in domain name disputes and web site business disputes, I frequently deal with Internet defamation cases, and this case is a welcome decision and good result for Internet law.