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Craigslist struggles with sex ad crackdown

Craigslist's managers have complied with the wishes of most of the state attorneys general who demanded they rid the site of prostitution ads...

This is at best an empty threat, says Matt Zimmerman, a senior staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

The Communication Decency Act protects Web sites like Craigslist from being held criminally liable for the actions of its users, Zimmerman said, who added that Craigslist has no legal obligation to even review ads before they go online.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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