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Mind Your Tweet Game, Kids

Because what you say in 140-characters can get you legal hot water...


Plenty of people have already gotten jammed up over ill-advised tweets. Now, the shenanigans are going to court. From CNN

"In a case that would have been impossible even five years ago, bad-girl rocker Courtney Love is being sued for libel by a fashion designer for allegedly slamming the woman on Twitter.

The suit claims that after a disagreement over what Love should pay Dawn Simorangkir for the clothes she designed, Love posted allegedly derogatory and false comments about the designer -- among them that she had a "history of dealing cocaine" -- on her now-discontinued Twitter feed.

But as technology evolves faster than the laws that govern free speech online, it's not just the famous who are finding trouble."

Some people treat the internet like the wild west. What should the free speech expectations be in the digital realm?