Friday, March 4, 2011

Courtney Love Agrees to Pay $430,000 in Twitter Defamation Case

Courtney Love has agreed to pay Dawn Simorangkir $430,000 over allegations that Love tweeted false and defamtory statements about Simorangkir in 2009.  Love was upset over a $4,000 clothing payment to Simorangkir and Tweeted about the disagreement in a series of Tweets that made headlines.

My hope is that this case will put people on notice to be careful about what is posted online because there may be legal consequences for your Tweets, Facebook and MySpace posts, and any other user generated content that is created.

To learn more about the legal and entertainment ramifications of your Tweets or other social media posts you may contact me at

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