Table 8.1
Outcomes in publication cases
CaseDefendantTestMetaphorPublisher?
GodfreyHost of UsenetPrima facie liability subject to EmmensOwner of noticeboardYes
TilleyRetail ISPsKnowing involvement; not mere passive rolePostal service or telephone companyNo
DesignTechnicaSearch engineHuman input; not passive mediumLibrary catalogue distinguishedNo
KaschkeWebsite operatorCapacity to monitor or editN/AYes
Davison
Tamiz
Host of BloggerAuthorised or acquiesced in publicationOwner of noticeboard
Owner of graffiti wall
Yes
Possibly
CaseDefendantTestMetaphorPublisher?
GodfreyHost of UsenetPrima facie liability subject to EmmensOwner of noticeboardYes
TilleyRetail ISPsKnowing involvement; not mere passive rolePostal service or telephone companyNo
DesignTechnicaSearch engineHuman input; not passive mediumLibrary catalogue distinguishedNo
KaschkeWebsite operatorCapacity to monitor or editN/AYes
Davison
Tamiz
Host of BloggerAuthorised or acquiesced in publicationOwner of noticeboard
Owner of graffiti wall
Yes
Possibly
Table 8.1
Outcomes in publication cases
CaseDefendantTestMetaphorPublisher?
GodfreyHost of UsenetPrima facie liability subject to EmmensOwner of noticeboardYes
TilleyRetail ISPsKnowing involvement; not mere passive rolePostal service or telephone companyNo
DesignTechnicaSearch engineHuman input; not passive mediumLibrary catalogue distinguishedNo
KaschkeWebsite operatorCapacity to monitor or editN/AYes
Davison
Tamiz
Host of BloggerAuthorised or acquiesced in publicationOwner of noticeboard
Owner of graffiti wall
Yes
Possibly
CaseDefendantTestMetaphorPublisher?
GodfreyHost of UsenetPrima facie liability subject to EmmensOwner of noticeboardYes
TilleyRetail ISPsKnowing involvement; not mere passive rolePostal service or telephone companyNo
DesignTechnicaSearch engineHuman input; not passive mediumLibrary catalogue distinguishedNo
KaschkeWebsite operatorCapacity to monitor or editN/AYes
Davison
Tamiz
Host of BloggerAuthorised or acquiesced in publicationOwner of noticeboard
Owner of graffiti wall
Yes
Possibly
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