Another Court Recognizes Site Owners Aren't Liable For Site Comments


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It happens all too often that some website owner in the US is sued with claims of libel over comments on that site in an open forum. We usually point to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, and note that it's pretty clear that service providers of such forums are not liable for content they didn't write themselves. We also like to point to a 9th Circuit ruling, noting that, even when
http://techdirt.com/articles/20060606/0323235.shtml
So does that mean mods can not to do there job and not get sued on PF?
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Link please.
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I put the link in

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Another Court Recognizes Site Owners Aren't Liable For Site Comments


Quote Quote by scott1
So does that mean mods can not to do there job and not get sued on PF?
It seems to say that even though we claim the site is moderated, if something slips through, it's still the fault of the person making the post, not us, at least in terms of libel.
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Quote Quote by Moonbear
It seems to say that even though we claim the site is moderated, if something slips through, it's still the fault of the person making the post, not us, at least in terms of libel.
Sounds pretty no-duhish to me
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Sounds pretty no-duhish to me

Well, you'd say that about patent law too now wouldn't you...
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Quote Quote by franznietzsche
Well, you'd say that about patent law too now wouldn't you...
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you're on my cyrus list now
What did I do????

I was just pointing out that patent law sucks.
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So now that you two are both together again at this late hour, why aren't you plotting to take over the world?
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So now that you two are both together again at this late hour, why aren't you plotting to take over the world?

That was Smurf and I, not Pengwuino.

Wow, that must have been more than a year ago.
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Smurf? I thought he married that one dude from toronto and moved to the north pole
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Quote Quote by franznietzsche
That was Smurf and I, not Pengwuino.

Wow, that must have been more than a year ago.
I think it's been more than a year ago...that's why I can't remember who you got into trouble with around here...you guys are getting all grown up.
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Quote Quote by Pengwuino
you're on my cyrus list now
Keep talking, I'll have the guys at work send at Tomahawk Cruise missile through your window.

Aww, there goes you and your house. Poof, gone.

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I think it's been more than a year ago...that's why I can't remember who you got into trouble with around here...you guys are getting all grown up.

Yeah, Smurf and I and I think honestrosewater. Not sure if it was her though. Must have been back in late-mid 04 I think.

Gosh, I feel sad, when I think how long ago some of that stuff was. 3 years ago, 2 years ago. Its really sad.


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