E-mail blocks allowed

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A US District Court judge in Northern Illinois ruled that the Communications Decency Act of 1996 protects Internet service providers from being held liable for mis­takenly blocking permission-based e-mail. Dave Linhardt, CEO of 360 Insight, lost a case, in which he accused broadband cable provider Comcast of unfairly blocking messages that he claimed were permission based. The judge ruled that Comcast had acted in good faith when it blocked e360's messages.

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