MySpace suit dismissed by judge in Texas

A Texas judge has dismissed a lawsuit against MySpace that had blamed the popular Web site for not establishing enough safeguards to protect underage users.
The family of an underage girl — referred to as “Julie Doe” in the lawsuit — had sued MySpace last year after she lied about her age and was sexually assaulted by a man she met on MySpace.
But U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks ruled Wednesday that MySpace, like other online forums, should not be held responsible for what happened. “If anyone had a duty to protect Julie Doe, it was her parents, not MySpace,” he wrote.
MySpace suit dismissed by judge in Texas / Family said site didn’t protect underage users