Juniper Drops Message Board Users Lawsuit

Posted by: Olga Kharif on March 15, 2006

It became known today that, on March 9, networking company Juniper finally dropped its lawsuit of Light Reading message board users (Check out a story about the lawsuit here). I am sure glad it did. Juniper, which has grown by leaps and bounds over the years, needs to concentrate on revving up its growth, which is slowing down, instead of pursuing message board users who say bad things about the company.

Plus, I think people should be free to express their opinions on the Web. Sure, some of these opinions will be — and are — erroneous and offensive. But, I think, most people know that message board messages are not statements of fact. Companies simply have to develop thick skin where such comments are concerned. So, kudos to Juniper for nixing the lawsuit!

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