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Women file lawsuit against nude photo website

January 26, 2013 1:49:16 PM PST
Legal experts say a lawsuit filed by women against a website showing explicit pictures of them is doomed to fail.

The website is called Texxxan.com. It's hosted by GoDaddy.com and is what's known as a revenge website where jilted men post nude pictures of their ex-girlfriends. Congress passed a law years ago staying the only people liable for online content are the people who post it.

A Santa Clara University law professor believes Texxxan.com will fail anyway, on its own.

"We've seen a number of websites try to gather and disseminate distasteful content. Those websites tend to flame out very quickly. The marketplace tends to drive them out of business after they make an initial splash," Eric Goldman said.

Professor Goldman recommends not sharing nude pictures of yourself because you have no control over where they will end up.


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