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Re: IP: ISP not liable for customer's messages

> An appeals court in Florida has ruled against a woman who sued 
> America Online because one of its customers, a convicted sex 
> offender, used an AOL chat group to try to sell the woman's 
> 11-year-old son a pornographic video. The court said that federal law 
> protects online services from being held liable for the messages 
> transmitted by their members sell the videotape of the boy. The 
> defeated lawsuit, which is being appealed to the Supreme Court, tried 
> to characterize America Online as "a home shopping network for 
> pedophiles and child pornographers."  (AP/Washington Post 15 Oct 98)

As I recall, the individual was trying to sell a pornographic video
featuring the woman's 11 year old son, which is another thing entirely.

Eric Michael Cordian 0+
O:.T:.O:. Mathematical Munitions Division
"Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Whole Of The Law"