Online comment forums to continue despite ECHR ruling

"According to some interpretations, the verdict indicates that the media are responsible for the comments posted by anonymous users. Such explanation is, however, not right, said Martin Husovec, lawyer of the European Information Society Institute.

“You can interpret it in this way only if you do not know the context,” he added.

“We [Slovakia] cannot issue the same verdict because of the EU legislation which has its own clear rules,” Husovec continued, adding that the Estonian court should have also applied them. It however applied them incorrectly, he said."