At 10:12 AM 1/2/97 -0500, Mark Sienkiewicz wrote:
>>1. As a list manager you DO HAVE duties and responsibilities. Just ask
>>Prodigy. I think that the judge stated that their duty began once they were
>>aware of the problem or should have been aware. Duties almost always exist
>>where danagers exist. In this case you do have a duty to do something.
>Prodigy imposed the duty on themselves. The court found that they
>were responsible for the material on their system because of the
>amount of filtering/moderating that they did. In the case you are
>probably referring to, they failed to follow through sufficiently.
>I never promised to protect my list members from being murdered by
>other list members. And, unlike Prodigy, I have no contract with
Whether or not this follows from the duties of a webmeister, it certainly
follows from one's duties as a citizen.