[Air-l] MySpace sued again ...

burkx006 at umn.edu burkx006 at umn.edu
Thu Jan 18 19:45:43 PST 2007

On Jan 18 2007, elw at stderr.org wrote:

>> For those of you who are knowledgeable about policy: Why isn't My Space 
>> viewed as a common carrier, and hence not responsible for the content 
>> that is shown on its pages? Or is it, and this whole lawsuit is just, 
>> well, B.S.?
>The presence of advertising (of their own) all over MySpace's pages would 
>seem to be one of the first of many reasons to kick them out of 
>common-carrier status.

I'm not sure I follow this. MySpace is clearly not a common carrier, but 
common carriers advertise and carry ads all the time. My telephone 
carrier(s) plaster ads everywhere they can think of.


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