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Doe v. AOL

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Citation Edit

Doe v. America Online, Inc., 718 So. 2d 385 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1998) (full-text).

Factual Background Edit

The plaintiff filed a complaint against AOL, claiming that AOL wrongfully distributed allegedly indecent photographs and videotapes of plaintiff's son by allowing third parties to distribute those materials through AOL chat rooms.

Appellate Court Proceedings Edit

The appellate court ruled that Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) provided complete immunity to AOL against claims that it violate state obscenity and child luring statutes.

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