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ISPs not liable for hostile code sent between users

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Thu Jan 23 18:28:13 2003

On Tue, 21 Jan 2003, todd glassey wrote:
> Vadim - the instant someone sues a Provider for sexual harassment from their
> spam epidemic you will start to see things change. The reason that No-Sane
> provider will block these ports or services is because they have been
> listening to their Network Admins too long, and in fact the problem is that
> they are not sane providers. What they are, and this is pretty much true

However, the US courts and US law don't agree with you.

http://news.com.com/2100-1023-981800.html

   In what legal experts describe as a first, a federal appeals court has
   upheld a ruling that America Online and other Internet service
   providers are not liable for "hostile code" sent between subscribers.






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