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Dude who claimed he invented email is told by judge: It's safe to say you didn't invent email - 2017-09-07

F28.png Dude who claimed he invented email is told by judge: It's safe to say you didn't invent email September 7, 2017, Shaun Nichols, The Register

A US district judge has dismissed the libel lawsuit entrepreneur Shiva Ayyadurai filed against bloggers who rubbished his claims he invented email.

Judge Dennis Saylor ruled [PDF] on Wednesday that Techdirt posts that trashed Ayyadurai's claims of inventing an electronic message system we know today as email were covered by the First Amendment as protected speech and did not run afoul of libel laws.

The decision was hailed as a win for journalists and free speech by Techdirt's supporters, who had opposed the defamation suit and other legal challenges Ayyadurai has filed against his critics.

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{{cite news | first = Shaun | last = Nichols | title = Dude who claimed he invented email is told by judge: It's safe to say you didn't invent email | url = https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/09/07/email_inventor_has_libel_lawsuit_tossed/ | work = The Register | date = September 7, 2017 | accessdate = March 22, 2020 }}