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Craigslist.org Not Liable for Illegal ads

Filed under: Computers and Technology,Law — Tags: , , , , — Paddy Wallbouncer @ 4:32 pm 2008 March 16

In a return to common sense, a federal appeals court has found that Craigslist is not liable for discriminatory housing ads posted on its site. A group of Chicago lawyers sued the website because some of the ads contained on the website included notices that discriminated against minorities. A three judge panel of the Seventh Circuit of the U.S Court of Appeals said simply: Craigslist is not a publisher of these ads in the same way a newspaper would be. They said, “the website is more like an intermediary carrying information from (more…)