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Social networking sites like MySpace are not liable if underage users are sexually assaulted by people they meet on the website, a California appeals court has ruled. The Second District Court of Appeals in Los Angeles found that MySpace is protected by the US Communications Decency Act from charges it allegedly "made a decision …

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Terminator

Sue everyone!

Clearly, rather than take responsibility for the raising of their own children, the only recourse is for parents to sue everyone. MySpace is only the first stop. After that, it's clear that Tim Berners-Lee should be held liable for inventing the Web, the telcos should be held responsible for carrying the traffic, DARPA should be sued for inventing the Internet, Cisco, Juniper, et al. should be sued for building the equipment that allowed the traffic to be carried, MySpace's colocation facilities are clearly responsible for housing the vile site, and finally the rest of humanity as a class should be hauled into court to face the music for not preventing the little Julies from falling prey to these molesters.

Nuke the site from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.

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Anonymous Coward

Sue streets, cafes and schools

Why stop at the Internet? Sue the school if your precious daughter fucks a guy from Spanish class, sue the cafe where she met someone and sue the city if she was picked up by someone on the street!

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Badgers

@ Tom Maddox

Or just nuke America.

I only ever hear of this widespread leeching behaviour in the USA.

Must be nice to be so up your own ass that it's everybody elses fault instead of your own.

Badgers because they would sue them for being run over and getting blood on their shiny pick up trucks.

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the real question is...

how many of these 'julies' seriously didn't know what they were getting into? I mean, honestly?

"yeah, sure! I'd love to meet u irl! <3"

Were any of them actual, actual children? As opposed to being dumb kids whose bodies had grown before their minds? I doubt it.

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Megaphone

Re : Tom Maddox

Well done agree with every word.

Listen people; it's called parenting. It isn't really hard. But it does involve YOU taking responsibility.

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Sue the wife

@Tom Maddox - Excellently put.

@Glen 9 - Sir, you're a twunt. Whether it's censorship by suit or state the game's the same the world over.

@Iamfanboy - You need help.

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PG

parental guidance, where did that go?

The families should all be investigated by social services.

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Anonymous Coward

@Tom Maddox

I see by your chosen icon that you know what would happen to you if you sued DARPA.

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Parental Responsibility?

Whatever happened to that?

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