Court Holds That ISPs Are Not Liable For Objectionable User Content, Even When Criminal Laws Are Violated

February 2007

By Eric Sinrod Attorney

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) naturally are concerned about circumstances under which they potentially could be liable for content posted by users. ISPs can breath a sigh of relief after a recent decision by a Texas federal judge who just dismissed an ISP as a defendant in the case of Doe v. Bates, even though the offending conduct at issue was alleged to be in violation of criminal law.

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