by Mike Masnick
Tue, Oct 19th 2010 5:16am
Rose M. Welch points us to a report from Poynter about the site Bedbugregistry.com. As you might have heard, there's been a lot of attention paid to bedbug infestations lately, and that site is often cited by journalists covering the story. According to the Poynter report, hotel owners have often threatened to sue the site because they don't like seeing their hotels on the list. I'm sure they don't, but it's disappointing that the Poynter article doesn't point out that the operator of the site, Maciej Ceglowski, is protected by Section 230. That seems like an important element of the story. As it is, it kind of suggests that a hotel owner could have a lawsuit. While they could file one, it's unlikely that it would get very far, due to the clear safe harbors in Section 230.
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