Monthly Archives: November 2006

Craigslist Not Liable for Publishing Discriminatory Advertisements

I’ve been following the recent case here in the Northern District of Illinois where Craigslist was sued for publishing housing advertisements that allegedly violated the Fair Housing Act.  A decision by Judge St. Eve holds that Craigslist is a provider of an interactive computer service under 47 USC 230(c)(1), and that as such it is entitled to immunity as an information content provider.  Craigslist was then granted judgment on the pleadings.

For a more detailed summary of the case, check out Richard Balough’s summary here, along with a link to the decision.

Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law, Inc. v. Craigslist, Inc., Northern District Illinois, Eastern Division, Case No. 06 C 0657, decided November 14, 2006.

Technology Voter Guide 2006 Released

In preparation for the November 7, 2006 elections, check out the Technology Voter Guide prepared by CNET  The link leads to the analysis page, from which you can click on the map to see how your representatives in your state voted on technology issues. Then, you can click on each person’s name to see their votes on particular bills.  What a wonderful resource, I’ll be sure to study it further before voting.