Hacker Connect January 16 in New York
An event for and by the real estate tech community

Online classified and community site craigslist is just a "messenger" and is not liable for discriminatory ads posted on the site by its users, a three-judge panel for the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals concluded in a ruling released Friday. The judges upheld a November 2006 ruling by a U.S. District Court, which found that craigslist is considered an "interactive computer service" under federal law, and is not a publisher. In February 2006, the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law sued craigslist for a series of rental housing ads containing discriminatory language that appeared on the site. The lawyers' group, a nonprofit entity that advocates for affordable housing and fair-housing law compliance, found examples of discriminatory language...