Web Site Is Held Liable for Some User Postings

Ru-oh. Not so much for our dinky little low-traffic site, but some clever lawyer somewhere is going to use this to stifle free-speech in the future.

Web Site Is Held Liable for Some User Postings
A Web site that matches roommates may be liable for what its users say about their preferences, a panel of the federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled.

The ruling knocked down the main defense of the site. In 1996, Congress granted immunity to Internet service providers for transmitting unlawful materials supplied by others. Most courts have interpreted the scope of that immunity broadly

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