Is the owner of website responsible for what users do on his website?

For example, the creator or Silk Road is in prison. Does that mean a creator of a website is obligated to monitor the activity of everyone who uses his website?

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  • 5 months ago

    Craigslist removed its personals Section After Congress Passes Sex Trafficking Bill. ... This means that the owners of websites which allow the posting of classified ads, such as Craigslist, could face charges or prison terms even if third parties misuse the service to promote prostitution.

    That is limited in it’s scope, but in England, article 13 just passed and it has broad scope. You should read up on it, and hope it isn’t the start of a global trend in copyright enforcement.

  • 6 months ago

    Only partially because the owner doesn't control the user fully.

  • 6 months ago

    Yes.. You are 100% responsible for everything that you own and/or operate

  • SRΛSC
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    To an extent. There should be safe guards in place to prevent unauthorized/unwanted/illegal actions to take place.

    In your example though that site was set up to sell illegal drugs so the owner/creator would be the one responsible. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg wouldn't be charged with the actions of people on his platform but he would taken to task on preventative actions or lack thereof

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  • 6 months ago

    It depend on the person who have created it and the owner if he has prohibited any rule. So be careful about it, google does not accept it.

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  • Lv 7
    6 months ago

    yes. just like YouTube is responsible for taking down copyrighted materials upon request.

    if you are hosting illegal activities, you are aiding and abetting crime.

  • 6 months ago

    Depends on what the website was set up for.

    But to an extent, yes. Website owners and operators have SOME responsibility for what happens on their site.

    Ulbricht wasn't prosecuted because he failed to monitor what other people were doing on his site. He was prosecuted because he knew exactly what they were doing, and he took money from them to facilitate it.

  • 6 months ago

    It depends what the creator of the website puts on it

  • 6 months ago

    If it is obvious that the website's purpose is to provide a location to provide illegal products then the owner is responsible.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    yep .............................

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