Hollis v Dontdatehimgirl.com

Brief of Amici Curiae EFF et al, In Support Of Defendant Tasha Joseph & The Cavelle Company


EFF urged a Pennsylvania court to dismiss defamation claims against the controversial website DontDateHimGirl.com, arguing that federal law shields the website from liability to protect the free flow of information online. The judge did dismiss the case, but did so because he ruled that he did not have jurisdiction over the Florida-based site.

DontDateHimGirl.com was created by Tasha Joseph as a forum for women to share information about men. One of the men discussed on the site, Todd J. Hollis, claims that some participants posted defamatory statements about him on the website.

In its amicus brief, EFF argues that DontDateHimGirl.com's owner cannot be held liable for comments written by others under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Section 230 specifically protects hosts of interactive computer services from liability to encourage free discourse and robust debate.

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Reference Info:Legal Memoranda: Motion Addressed to Pleadings | State, 3rd Circuit, Pennsylvania | United States

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