posted Mar 10, 2001

Law shelters AOL from child porn suit
Misc.
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.  

 

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