This blogger, whose items are often stolen and posted on a certain message board with a plethora of illiterate posters without proper links and acknowledgement, has recently been told that she has a case against the message board regarding lost revenue, but that the primary case should be against a singular poster who has made a practice out of reposting intellectual property while blatantly refusing to acknowledge the source and repeatedly libeling the blogger causing a decrease in revenue. The blogger wonders if she has been in a courtroom with this person before. Not the plaintiff. But warrants will show that eventually.
So the answer is that yes you can be sued for comments on a message board. As libel is a published false statement that is damaging to a person’s reputation and the number of times that it occurs multiples their liability. And there are allegedly over 2,000 screen shots of said person libeling the blogger and 432 instances of direct comments about disparaging the brand and at least 1877 of the person disparaging the person. I’d like to donate to that legal action. Theft of intellectual property is a huge thing. It’s like one of the few times that being stupid doesn’t fall into the ignorance is bliss thing. Someone has many grey days ahead.