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Craigslist to dump 'erotic services' ads

Online classified ads service Craigslist says it will dump the "erotic services" category that law enforcement officials have called a front for prostitution and replace it with a fee-based adult category that will be reviewed by site employees...

Craigslist made the move more as a public relations gesture than a legal one, free-speech advocates say. Under federal law, websites that host third-party material are "absolutely immune" from state criminal law liability, says Matt Zimmerman, an attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit that advocates free speech online.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009
USA TODAY

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