sorry mr gorrell, but the Newsbreak article interviewing legal experts on their opinion whether the contents of your blog are libelous or not is in itself not libelous. (erroneous perhaps, but not libelous — wala, ate carla, mabuhay ka!) i think ms fonbuena here did us great service by writing this.
at the outset, i’ve been worried whether gorrell’s blog, dubbed by many as a v.close-to-home version of gossip girl, would eventually lead to the expansion of the libel law to cover cyberspace — considering the “size” of the people involved and allegedly maligned. of course, this is a scary possibility that would probably change the face of internet usage in the country. kudos to tere for thinking about the other forms of expression that might be curtailed in the event of filing a libel case on cyberspace slurs — and winning. talk about setting a precedent. thank goodness she was smart enough to think of the possibilities of unintended precedents.
good luck na lang mr gorrell. i hope you get your money back, i sincerely do, but i hope you keep these people who are just doing their jobs out of your blog. k?