Texas women can't file suit against web hosting company
Posted By Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass || 4-May-2014
Whether someone is charged with online solicitation or sexual assault, sex crimes take many forms. These allegations can result in job loss, family problems and other setbacks for those who have been accused. Furthermore, some people who have been charged with committing a sex crime could be the victim of false accusations. Making their case in court can be difficult, which is why anyone in this position should do everything they can to ensure the truth is revealed.
Several Texas women who are upset with nude images of them appearing on a 'revenge porn' website were aiming to file suit against both the creators of the site and the company that hosted its content. However, they recently found out they will not be able to sue the company that provided web hosting services.
Although a state court judge insisted the hosting company should remain in the lawsuit, an appeals panel from Beaumont overturned his ruling. According to the panel, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act protects the web hosting company since they didn't create the content.
In addition to the negative stigma that often comes with these types of charges, people who are dealing with this could face prison time, lose their job and suffer from considerable damage to their reputation. Preparing for a criminal trial can be tough, especially for someone who has already been dealing with a great deal of stress as a result of accusations. Someone who is going through this could benefit from discussing their situation with a legal professional.
Source: Ars Technica, ""Revenge porn" victims barred from suing Go Daddy," Joe Mullin, April 14, 2014
Categories: Sex Crimes