Friday, December 1, 2006

Craigslist Victory (for now) in Illinois

I am in the process of putting together a separate blog that concentrates on one section of the Communications Decency Act. That section relates to certain immunity enjoyed by website providers, users and others. Earlier this year the Chicago Lawyers Committe for Civil Rights Under Law filed a federal lawsuit against Craigslist, alleging that the generally free online public bulletin board service had violated part of the Federal Housing Act by permitting discriminatory housing ads to appear on its site. Last month the federal judge hearing the case entered judgment in favor of Craigslist, opining that 47 USC 230 immunized Craigslist from liability in this case.

I wrote a synopsis of the Court's decision which was posted by J. Craig Williams on his well-known blog May It Please The Court. Here is a link to his post.

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