Doe v. MySpace, Inc., 528 F.3d 413 (5th Cir. 2008)

Document type
Court Decision
Social networking site, Myspace faced a claim for liability arising from an assault on a minor by a nineteen-year-old man whom she met through MySpace. Family of the girl sued Myspace for negligence in not verifying her age during registration. The Fifth Circuit held that Myspace is protected under §230 of Communication Decency Act.
Topic, claim, or defense
Physical Harm (e.g. Assault, Trespass to Chattels)
Document type
Court Decision
Issuing entity
Appellate Domestic Court
Type of service provider
Host (Including Social Networks)
Type of law
General effect on immunity
Strengthens Immunity