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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Go Daddy sued over revenge-porn site TeXXXan (.com)


Suit filed by 17 women says Go Daddy conspired with Texxxan.com
Legal analysts says suit against Go Daddy not likely to stand
Communications Decency Act of 1996 protects Web-hosting companies

PHOENIX -- Go Daddy has been named lead defendant in a Texas lawsuit filed by 17 women whose nude photos were published without their permission on a "revenge porn" website hosted by the Scottsdale-based company.

The lawsuit exposes an obscure Internet pornography niche that often involves jilted ex-boyfriends posting nude or semi-nude cellphone pictures of their former girlfriends, with each photo usually accompanied by personal information such as the woman's name and city of residence.

Regardless of the lawsuit's merits, legal analysts said, it's unlikely the case will stand against Go Daddy, which merely hosted revenge-porn site Texxxan.com. Go Daddy hosts roughly 50 million websites.

Texxxan.com, the website accused of conspiring with Go Daddy to invade the women's privacy and intentionally cause them emotional and financial harm, appeared to be offline Wednesday.

Continued via USA Today


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