LiveJournal Says Users are Responsible for Content of Links

You might remember the previous story about LiveJournal erroneously deleting hundreds of users as suspected paedophiles, spurred on by pressure from a group of bampots. Since then, they’ve been taking action against users hosting material on their servers that they believe to be illegal. Today, LiveJournal management have demonstrated a serious lack of understanding in how the internet works, declaring that users are responsible for the content of the web pages that they link to in their blog entries. A user points out the obvious flaw: I get ToS’d because the link’s been redirected to a page full o’ porn, even though context clearly shows that when I originally put up the link that it didn’t actually land on a page of porn? One wonders how such a long-established blogging company can be so ignorant about the nature of the world wide web — via Slashdot

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