Here is Dr. Jeff Trexler, JD on cease and desist orders, defamation, and a blogger's legal rights and responsibilities. He includes a case study based on a beef that David Crooke, co-founder of Convivio, and its former CTO, has with a blogger named Allan Benamer at Nonprofit Tech Blog. What a fine post by Jeff Trexler. We are all in your debt, Jeff, for laying out the issues so clearly. I hope that David Crooke decides to buy Allan Benamer a beer and write a joint post with him rejoicing in the ability of the internet to bring civic friendship out of sturm and drang. That would be convivial.