Wednesday, August 03, 2005
Time support site is shut down - Desktops - Breaking Business and Technology News at silicon.com
Demon vs Godfrey (1999) hits another site. The tinycon.com (unofficial) site for ex employees of Tiny.com and Time Computers and customers disappeared off the Internet.
It seems the hosting cmpany SiteHQ worried about defamatory content pulled the plug.
The Godfrey/Demon case puts liability on the ISP/hosting company if they are made aware of potentially defamatory content, and they have to make a judgement call if it's defamatory or not. If they decide it isn't and a court decides it is, they can be held liable. So ISPs will just make the content unavailable so they cant be sued (or only put it up with legal disclaimers or get-outs).