The legal blogosphere is abuzz with last Friday’s ruling in the case of Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc. v. Craigslist, Inc., — F.3d —-, 2008 WL 681168 (7th Cir. March 14, 2008). In a highly-anticipated opinion, Judge Easterbrook upheld the district court’s opinion, holding that under 47 U.S.C. 230, Craigslist could not be treated as the “publisher” of third party postings that allegedly violated the Fair Housing Act.
With life outside of blogging staying in the way of much of my activity here, I’m not going to be able to give the case any substantive analysis for awhile. And there’s a lot of quality information out there already on the case. Here are some links to just about everything you need to know about the opinion:
- Michael Erdman (Online Liability Blog): 7th Circuit rules in favor of Craigslist
- Eric Goldman (Technology and Marketing Law Blog): Craigslist Gets Seventh Circuit 230 Win in Fair Housing Act Case–Chicago Lawyers’ Committee v. Craigslist
- Jeffrey Neuberger (Technology Law Update): Judge Easterbrook Sums Up CDA Section 230 Jurisprudence: You Can’t Sue the Messenger