Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Website Publishers In Libel Case

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on June 25, 2003

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (“The nation’s largest — and most controversial — appeals court…”) ruled in favor of website publishers in Batzel v. Cremers (41 page pdf), stating that “providers and users of interactive computer services…..are immune from liability for defamatory or obscene speech…when the material is provided by someone else.” See the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

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