Court Rules Website Immune From Suit For Defamatory Posting

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    NewYorkCountryLawyer writes “RipoffReport.com contained an admittedly defamatory posting, by one of its users, about a person who operated a Florida corporation providing addiction treatment services. Although the site was asked by the poster herself to remove the post, it refused. A Florida appeals court has ruled that the site is absolutely immune from suit (pdf), and cannot even be directed to remove the offending post, since under the Communications Decency Act (47 USC 230) ‘no cause of action may be brought’ against a provider of an “interactive computer service” based upon information provided by a 3rd party.”

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