Liability of online content host

23 Liability of online content host for content posted by user

(1)

Section 24 provides protection for an online content host in respect of any specific content of a digital communication posted by a person and hosted by the online content host if the host follows the process in that section.

(2)

The fact that an online content host does not take advantage of section 24 does not of itself create any civil or criminal liability for hosting the specific content.

(3)

Section 24 does not affect any rights or defences otherwise available to the online content host in respect of the hosting of the specific content (for example, the removal of content or the creation, exercise, or taking advantage of any contractual indemnity or immunity or any other term of use).

(4)

This section is subject to section 25(5).