CDT Defends Protection for Internet Providers
CDT joined with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and a number of Internet industry trade associations in a friend-of-the-court brief filed with the federal court of appeals in Texas, arguing that Yahoo! should not be held liable for illegal content posted on a Yahoo Group. CDT believes that statutory immunity for service providers is a critical requirement to protect free speech on the Internet. Although the child pornography at issue in the case is abhorrent, Yahoo had no knowledge of that content and should not be held to be responsible for it.