Sullivan, where the justices said a Rhode Island government commission could not legally notify bookstores about material commissioners believed to be obscene. California case, the court said that a bookstore owner could not be held liable unless he knew what was in the books.But Trueman insists the federal government would have an excellent case – should it choose to prosecute it: "Yahoo's liability is extreme.To Trueman, it's entirely political: He says that since images on Yahoo's discussion groups and Geocities area violate state and local pornography laws, prosecutors can send a message to the Internet industry by bringing criminal charges against a high-profile target.Unlike Yahoo's popular directory service, which features links to other websites but does not include their content, the company's servers store images, video and text from the Geocities and Yahoo chat areas.Certainly a major event, knocked out virtually all of Yahoo's dedicated roleplaying community. I'd suggest tying it into the abandon-ware Yahoo Messenger for non-windows users but I don't want to make it seem shrill.The reason why it happened is the continued tight integration with Microsoft.Their reasoning was this: Many users (many underage users) were creating pornographic custom rooms.These rooms were displaying advertising from virtually all major corporations that paid for advertising on Yahoo.
If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks. Arundhati Bakshi , 1 February 2006 (UTC) THERE NEEDS TO BE A HISTORY OF YAHOO OR AT LEAST THE RELEASE DATE OF THE ORIGINAL VERSION AND IM LEANING TOWARDS 1996 I agree.There is absolutely nothing about the removal of the ability for Yahoo Users to create custom rooms."We are very committed to keeping objectionable content off our site and aggressively enforcing our terms of service.We urge users to submit sites of concern to us."Phone messages left at the Justice Department were not returned.Yahoo's general directory service is unaffected. Other sites that still exist include Chronic's Naked Women – which claims 3,761 members – The Best Butt Club and Ebony Girls Hideout3.