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'Revenge Porn' Victims Are Right To Be Angry, But Perhaps Not Here

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"A legal effort by several Texas women to attack a "revenge porn" site that posted nude photos of them can go forward against the site's creators. However, the women won't be allowed to sue Go Daddy, which provided hosting services for the now-defunct Texxxan.com website. The lawyer representing the women, John Morgan, filed a proposed class action lawsuit against both the then-anonymous creators of the site and Go Daddy in January 2013. The Texas state court judge overseeing the case wouldn't let Go Daddy out of the lawsuit, but he's now been overruled by a three-judge appeals panel based in Beaumont, Texas. In an opinion published Thursday, the court found that Go Daddy is clearly protected by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA), which immunizes "interactive computer services" against most types of lawsuits over content that they didn't create."* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down. *Read more here from Joe Mullin / Ars Technica: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/04/revenge-porn-victims-barred-from-suing-go-daddy/