Law shelters AOL from child porn suit
3/10/2001; 11:56:38 AM 'The state Supreme Court said Thursday that federal law shields America Online from illegal transactions--in particular, the sale of child pornography--taking place on its service.
'In a 4-3 decision, Florida's high court said the Communications Decency Act gives the Internet service provider, a unit of AOL Time Warner, immunity from a lawsuit filed by a Florida woman, whose 11-year-old son appeared in a lewd videotape sold by one AOL subscriber to another.'
Wow, safe harbor actually held up, though it was still 4-3. And in what would be an extremely controversial lawsuit, no less. I'm encouraged by this.