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[ga] Message Boards and moderation.

  • To: "Ga@Dnso. Org" <ga@xxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: [ga] Message Boards and moderation.
  • From: Joanna Lane <jo-uk@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 21:11:08 -0400
  • Importance: Normal
  • Sender: owner-ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

I have a vague recollection of discussions about who is responsible for the
content of message boards, but can't remember the outcome. Can the board
owner/domain name holder/ web host/ registrar be held legally responsible
for any libel posted on a site? Is there a legal obligation to moderate
postings, or does free speech cover everything, even if not hosted, owned in
the US?

As no doubt you can guess, I have a friend with a user situation.

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