>Both attorneys agreed that they would remove a threatening or very abusive
>user at once. One stated that he might give the member a warning. They
>both thought that the offending member had very few rights in this case, if
As I have noted before, be sure to check with your provider or company
first. In many cases, by providing a list from your host's services, you
may be OBLIGED to remove abusive members and even be OBLIGED to report
abusers to authorities.
For example, Stanford University has a Fair Use policy regarding computing
facilites which requires me as a list owner/manager to remove and report
abusive list members.
As a simple rule, remove idiots early and often.
>PLEASE: Do not send me lay person opinions of law. My mail box is folding
>under the weight people telling me that list managers have no legal duties.
In fact, if you run a MODERATED list, you DO have legal duties and you ARE
legally liable for content on your list. This is precisely why Prodigy
lost it's case.
William Barr, Stanford Computer Forum phone: 415-723-6632
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