Quant au blogueur, il est assimilé à l'éditeur d'un service de communication au public. Les juges considèrent qu'il est responsable non seulement des propos, mais aussi des commentaires postés par des tiers sur son blog.Of course, this is French law, inapplicable here in the US, but it does seem a bit excessive to hold bloggers responsible for what their commenters say. There are plenty of comments to this blog that I would have deleted had I been worried about legal reponsibility for the commenter's remarks.
In any case, I have no interest in relaying the derogatory statements about which Aubry has complained. Those who are interested can read them elsewhere. But this preisdential campaign, still only in its infancy, promises to be a nasty one.