Sometimes we receive notice from individual and lawyer who claim that false information about them has been posted on this website. These people often threaten to sue Pinoyliterotica.com for defamation and other claims unless the statements they do not like are removed.
If you are about to write us a threatening letter or even consider making a trip to your lawyer because you feel that someone posted false or inaccurate information about you or your company, please read this page.
Suing Pinoyliterotica.com and its owners will turn into a waste of your time and money simply because, as an interactive computer service provider, we are not liable for the content posted by the users of the service.
We realize that it might be difficult to understand since the content you do not like appears on our website. But imagine that your computer got a virus from the Internet, so you decide to sue your internet provider because they have allowed the virus to get to your computer via their cable lines. Doesn't sound right, does it? Your internet provider cannot possibly check and guarantee safety of every file you download. They are service providers, and the author of the virus is the one at fault.
Pinoyliterotica.com is a service provider just like your internet company. We cannot possibly monitor the accuracy of the huge volume of information that our users may choose to post and are not liable for the content we do not post.
This immunity is granted by the federal law called the Communications Decency Act or "CDA", 47 U.S.C. § 230, which says that "No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider."
Because the content on Pinoyliterotica.com is authored by users of the site, we cannot be legally regarded as the "publisher or speaker" of the postings contained here, and hence we are not liable for the statements that others have written even if they contain false or inaccurate information.
Here is a link that will help you understand the law: •http://www.citmedialaw.org/legal-guide/immunity-online-publishers-under-communications-decency-act
That's why it's nearly impossible for Pinoyliterotica.com to lose a lawsuit. Pinoyliterotica.com is immune from virtually every type of civil liability when it is sued based on information posted by a third party. If your lawyer claims otherwise, s/he is either incompetent or just wants to get some billable hours. Not only will you lose, it will very likely end up being very expensive for you because in addition to the fees you pay to your attorney, Pinoyliterotica.com will not stipulate to a dismissal of the case unless the party who filed the suit agrees to pay all our attorney fees.
THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO
You can write a polite rebuttal to the post. Just click the 'Reply' button at the bottom of the post and explain your side of the story. Or you could send a message to the Admin/Moderator explaining your side.
If you know the statement is false, explain it in your response. If the poster cannot back up their claims, it will only prove that the claims are false and it will reveal the truth.
Sometimes we receive letters demanding that we remove postings because they violate our Terms of Service, which prohibits posting false information. Please understand that we cannot serve as the judge or jury in such disputes, and have no way to determine if the information is true. That has to be determined in court, not by us. We will remove the content once we receive a lawful court order with proper jurisdiction.
If the above solution still does not satisfy you, and you want to pursue the poster who violated your rights, you will need to file a law suit against the author, NOT Pinoyliterotica.com. Consult a knowledgeable attorney who can help you better understand the procedure.
Please do not ask us to reveal poster's IP information or any other information we might have about the user. We are committed to protecting our user privacy and require that we are presented with a valid subpoena from a court or governmental entity with proper jurisdiction before any personally identifying information is released.
If a posting contains private information such as a social security number, bank account details, or threats of violence, we will try to remove it. Please report the matter to Admin/Moderator by sending a message.