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Update: Punternet Responds to Call for Termination

After the British Minister for Women and Equality called on California’s Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to terminate the Punternet website (in case you missed the earlier post, that’s the consumer review site of sex workers that — while purportedly located in California — features women working in the UK), Puternet has responded. A link to that response is here:

One interesting subtlety of that response: it appears from his writing that the fellow running this site is a Brit, located (I’m guessing) in Britain. 

Is this so he can take advantage of 47 U.S.C. § 230, the Federal Act that protects operators of websites and other interactive computer services from liability for publishing the statements of third parties? Not sure, but I’m suspicious.


Jonathan Pink is a business lawyer with a specialty in copyright, patent and trademark litigation. His clients include many of the biggest names in the automotive and motorcycle aftermarket parts industries, and one of world's largest media companies. He has extensive experience in a wide range of intellectual property and commercial disputes including breach of contract, fraud, and the misappropriation of trade secrets. He can be reached at 949.223.7173, or at, and his full profile can be viewed at

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