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TMF Karen, Spirit and Keeler...

TMF is immune from suit, along with AOL, Yahoo, SI and others.

Section 230 of the Commuications Decency Act (47 U.S.C. §230(b)) states:

(1) TREATMENT OF PUBLISHER OR SPEAKER. -- No provider or user of an
interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or
speaker of any information provided by another information content
provider. (2) CIVIL LIABILITY. -- No provider or user of an interactive
computer service shall be held liable on account of -- (A) any action
voluntarily taken in good faith to restrict access to or availability of
material that the provider or user considers to be obscene, lewd,
lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise
objectionable, whether or not such material is constitutionally
protected; or (B) any action taken to enable or make available to
information content providers or others the technical means to restrict
access to material described in paragraph (1).

This was upheld in Zeran v. AOL....The Court of Appels decision on the case is here:

http://caselaw.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?navby=search&case=/data2/circs/4th/971523p.html

--ETurkey
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