But Jamie Lee Williams, a lawyer at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, thinks that this case will have little impact on the laws set up to protect these online services.

“The court’s decision was fact specific and stressed that any liability for failure to warn here would be based on information the website learned from outside sources, including a criminal complaint, not any information posted on its website,” she said. “In other words, the court found that this is not a Section 230 issue. Any liability here does not arise from content posted on the website, which the court made clear.” She says she feels that the scope of this case is small and has little to do with larger issues of the right to hold websites responsible for its users.

Saturday, June 11, 2016
Southern China Morning Post