Re: Incidently ...
Christopher Fraser (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thu, 10 Mar 1994 14:39:28 +1100 (EST)
But I thought Ryan Shelswell said:
> If you haven't been keeping up, the discussion is on how we deal with
> pornography on the progsoc machine, and the legalities that go with it.
> Are we legally responsible for what an adult user of our system plops into
> his or her private space without our consent? Can we cover ourselves with
> a policy statement at login? Or a signed form a la SoCS?
There have been cases brought against the operators of bulletin boards which
have established that the service provider does have some obligation (``due
care?'') to ensure the contents are legit. Eg: BBS operator gets in poo
because there's masses of pirated software on their system, even though
they claim they didn't know it was there. Hopefully ``due care'' is
just a policy statement.
Christopher Fraser ``No more rhymes! I really mean it!''