Here Comes The Cyber Judge

YOU'VE SEEN IT BEFORE: Someone posts a defamatory comment on an online service. Or an article or other form of intellectual property is illegally copied on the Net. It's all too common. What's a cyber victim to do? Since such disputes began to arise in online communities, they have generally been handled by "sysops," the people whose job it is to maintain order on online services such as CompuServe or America Online. However, on the free-form Web, there has been little recourse aside from lengthy court proceedings.

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