At 09:15 AM 2/22/95 EST, Wes Morgan wrote:
>Won't this also bring some new *legal* responsibilities/liabilities
>to each moderator? It would seem that an editor/moderator has a more
>significant legal standing than the manager of an unmoderated list.
Ah - a VERY good issue. As I understand it, if the mailing list manager
censors (moderates) any content of a discussion, they are liable for the
content of that discussion. Only by releasing all ability to censor
(moderate) can the manager relieve themself of this liabily.
As I understand it, this was the outcome of a recent legal case against
Prodigy, where someone sued Prodigy for _not_ censoring slanderous mail
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