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TripAdvisor warns of potential liability from reviews and comments

08/05/2011| 10:18:53 AM| 中文

It isn’t often that you get a lot of candor from TripAdvisor about the hazards of user-generated content, but parent company Expedia says TripAdvisor “faces potential liability” for content users post in reviews, blogs, comments and social media.

It isn’t often that you get a lot of candor from TripAdvisor about the hazards of user-generated content, but parent company Expedia says TripAdvisor “faces potential liability” for content users post in reviews, blogs, comments and social media.

Expedia isn’t saying there is any immediate litigation in the offing, but warns “there is no guarantee that the company [TripAdvisor] will avoid future liability and potential expense for legal claims based on the content available on TripAdvisor’s websites.”

If TripAdvisor doesn’t successfully defend itself from such legal claims, it could face liability for “defamation, libel, negligence, copyright or trademark infringement or other legal theories” based on a variety of laws in the U.S. or abroad, Expedia says.

Read full story at: http://www.tnooz.com/2011/08/02/news/tripadvisor-warns-of-potential-liability-from-reviews-and-comments/

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