Inc. Zeran v. America Online
Significance, A Nightmare In Seattle, Distributors As Publishers, Impact
Kenneth M. Zeran
America Online, Inc. (AOL)
That AOL's delay in responding to notification of defamatory messages posted on their Internet system constituted libel in violation of the First Amendment.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
John Saul Edwards
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Patrick Joseph Carome
Chief Judge Wilkinson (writing for the court), Circuit Judge Russell, and U.S. District Judge Boyle
Date of Decision
12 November 1997
Upheld district court decision that AOL was free of liability for anonymous third party postings on their system.
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