Effects of S.314 (Communications Decency Act)

James A. Donald jamesd at netcom.com
Wed Feb 8 12:25:23 PST 1995

On Tue, 7 Feb 1995 jpp at markv.com wrote:
> Uh oh!  Egg on my face.  Will someone explain to me how the amendments
> in S.314 make owners of ISPs or other computer systems liable for
> 'bad' data?  I apologize for my previous uncalled for (so it seams to
> me now) ranting.

 (A) by striking out `telephone' in the matter above
        subparagraph (A) and inserting `telecommunications device'; 
 (B) by striking out `makes any comment, request,
        suggestion, or proposal' in subparagraph (A) and inserting
        `makes, transmits, or otherwise makes available any comment, request,
         suggestion, proposal, image, or other communication'; 

This appears to make ISP's responsible for content.

It makes them responsible for something that they cannot 
control without violating people privacy.

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