We may well be in a transition period where people are not fully understanding that what on the net is not necessarily reliable, accurate and representative of the truth. Therefore it may be more an educational issue than a legal issue and to modify the law or use it and distort it appears quite silly.
Guy Charged With Harassment For Sending Email Complaint To Senator Jim Bunning (TechDirt, 04 June 2010)
Twins In Legal Fight After Making Disparaging Comments About Professor On Facebook (TechDirt, 15 June 2010)
Louisiana Wants To Put You In Jail If You Embarrass Anyone Under 17 Years Old Online (TechDirt, 21 may 2010)
Certainly the law can't be used to bypass fundamental rights to be published.