Court rejects teen’s suit against MySpace

A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of a Texas family's $30 million sexual-assault case against MySpace. The court ruled that the Communications Decency Act of 1996 "bars such lawsuits against Web-based services like MySpace," the this item). The girl had created a profile on MySpace when she was below the site's minimum age of 14 but characterized herself as 18 and – after meeting a 19-year-old man who apparently got her phone number by claiming he was a high school football player – said she was assaulted by him after she went out on a date with him in 2006 (my original item on this was "Teen sues MySpace").

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