On Thursday, August 14, 2003, at 10:02 AM, Berg Oswell wrote:
> Is it any of your business, as list owner, what people send
> off-list? Even if it's in response to list traffic? Who appointed you
> the censor of all that someone else sends?
Yes. Your service is facilitating the communication. If two people get
into a fight through your list, carry it off into private email and it
turns abusive, you still have responsibility, because you still have a
liability issue. How much liability depends on the situation and who
does what, but don't for a second think the court won't see you as at
least partially liable as the owner of the source of the abuse.