Friday, August 14, 2009

Internet blogging Company pulls out of Australia because of downstream liability issues (no section 230 overseas)


Here’s a good example of what can happen when you don’t have Section 230-like protections for bloggers and forum hosts. A company that hosts a forum in Australia is pulling out of the country after ir was sued by aspiring filmmakers company who claimed they lost a movie deal because of the contents of a 9/11 thread. The suit was thrown out, but might come up again, so the company has pulled out. The posting was on “Slashdot” and made by “Timothy” and is here.

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