Table 8.2
English defamation cases involving safe harbours
CaseDefendantPublisher?Mere conduit?Storage/caching?Result
GodfreyHost of UsenetYesN/A — prior to RegulationsLiable
TilleyRetail ISPsNoN/A (Yes)N/A (Yes)Not liable
DesignTechnicaSearch engineNoNoNoNot liable
KaschkeWebsite operatorYesNoYesNot liable
DavisonHost of BloggerYesNoYesNot liable
TamizPossiblyNoYes (at trial)Not liable
CaseDefendantPublisher?Mere conduit?Storage/caching?Result
GodfreyHost of UsenetYesN/A — prior to RegulationsLiable
TilleyRetail ISPsNoN/A (Yes)N/A (Yes)Not liable
DesignTechnicaSearch engineNoNoNoNot liable
KaschkeWebsite operatorYesNoYesNot liable
DavisonHost of BloggerYesNoYesNot liable
TamizPossiblyNoYes (at trial)Not liable
Table 8.2
English defamation cases involving safe harbours
CaseDefendantPublisher?Mere conduit?Storage/caching?Result
GodfreyHost of UsenetYesN/A — prior to RegulationsLiable
TilleyRetail ISPsNoN/A (Yes)N/A (Yes)Not liable
DesignTechnicaSearch engineNoNoNoNot liable
KaschkeWebsite operatorYesNoYesNot liable
DavisonHost of BloggerYesNoYesNot liable
TamizPossiblyNoYes (at trial)Not liable
CaseDefendantPublisher?Mere conduit?Storage/caching?Result
GodfreyHost of UsenetYesN/A — prior to RegulationsLiable
TilleyRetail ISPsNoN/A (Yes)N/A (Yes)Not liable
DesignTechnicaSearch engineNoNoNoNot liable
KaschkeWebsite operatorYesNoYesNot liable
DavisonHost of BloggerYesNoYesNot liable
TamizPossiblyNoYes (at trial)Not liable
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