The brojos are protected. Federal law exempts internet service providers (i.e. message boards, comments on news sites, egroup hosts, email servers, etc) from state law libel claims. ISPs are considered to be like bookstores in terms of libel law. They are not liable for the content of the books they sell, only the publisher/author is--which means that anyone posting on this message board could be sued by Kip for libel. But Kip would have to be able to track down your IP address through discovery and show that you and not your little brother who also uses your computer. And truth is a defense to a libel claim.
The Stache wrote:
To be sure, the Brojos do have to be damn careful here. This is a real person who lives in the US, and unlike all us, they are clearly identifiable people associated with this website. If The Brojos are willing to undertake this, they will have to monitor the thread VERY carefully to make sure information is coming in rather than just speculation and name calling. Libel laws certainly must come into play here if the site takes on this issue. Having said that, I applaud any efforts by Letsrun.com and the Brojos to take on any potential cheating happening on the scale that has been accused.