Update: federal court dismisses defamation suit against TechDirt

A federal court has dismissed a defamation suit against TechDirt, editor Mike Masnick and others filed by a Massachusetts businessman who says he invented email. [Cyrus Farivar and David Kravets, ArsTechnica, Mike Masnick/TechDirt, Ayyadurai v. Floor 64 et al.] A diverse ideological coalition had formed to defend the publication [David McCabe, Axios] That coalition’s work is not over since Charles Harder, Shiva Ayyadurai’s lawyer, says his client will appeal. Earlier here and here.

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