Appeals court throws out $340,000 online libel ruling

15 12 2014
On Monday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed (PDF) an online libel case and annulled the award of hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages. The court found that the site was protected under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which bars website liability from material created by its users.

The case, known as Sarah Jones v. Dirty World Entertainment Recordings LLC et al., concerns a website known as That site allows users to upload anonymous comments, photos, and videos that are almost always of a gossip-minded and salacious nature.


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