An English (and Welsh) court has held that Google, as owner of Blogger.com, is not liable for defamation posted to a blog, even after the subject of the defamation gave notice that the post was defamatory. Google passed on the allegation to the blogger, who told Google the original post was true. The court said that Google was not in a position to adjudicate between the two claims (lies vs truth). The plaintiff still had her remedy against the blogger(s).
Is this a reasonable application, or extension, of the ‘innocent disseminator’ defence, that the disseminator can remain innocent even with knowledge of the alleged defamation, if it acts reasonably in response to its knowledge?
Is it parallel to what has been proposed for copyright violations in Canada (though not currently in Bill C-31 SFAIK), a ‘notice and notice’ procedure?