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Cubby v. CompuServe, One of the First U.S. Cases in Cyberspace Law

10/29/1991
<p>United States Distict Court for the South District of New York.</p>

United States Distict Court for the South District of New York.

On October 29, 1991 one of the first U.S. cases related to Cyberspace law was decided: Cubby v. CompuServe, 776 F. Supp. 135 (1991). It "suggested that online companies would not be liable for the acts of their customers. CompuServe exerted no control whatsoever over the presumably false and defamatory statements which were the subject of the suit; their forum sysops were independent entrepreneurs. Prior to this decision, the liability risk was largely undecided."

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