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November 5, 2009

Is Facebook Liable for Defammatory Content?

Filed under: Electronic Resources — Tags: — uhlawlibrary @ 8:00 am
When four of her classmates posted defamatory statements with negative sexual and medical connotations about Denise Finkel on the group’s Facebook page, she sued Facebook under the Communications Decency Act (47 U.S.C. § 1030).  Finkel argued that Facebook’s terms of service, through which Facebook claims an ownership interest in content posted on its network, made Facebook liable.  The New York Supreme Court, New York County didn’t agree.  Read more on BNA’s Electronic Commerce & Law Report.   Cite: 14 ECLR 1528.
To find this article on BNA’s Electronic Commerce & Law Report, click on the link to “Find an Article by Page Number.”
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