Reversal of Porn Conviction for German CompuServe Exec
MUNICH, Nov 18, (NewsScan) -- A state court in Munich has reversed the 1998
conviction of Felix Somm (head of CompuServe Germany at that time) for
"complicity" in allowing the distribution of illegal child pornography
through CompuServe online services. Defense attorneys argued that to hold
Somm responsible for Internet content was as ridiculous an idea as holding
the chairman of the telephone company responsible for what private
individuals say to each other over the phone.
Source: AP/USA Today
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