Frequently Asked Questions
- How do you obtain the repeater information on this site?
- I found an inaccurate listing or I know of a repeater listing you don't have.
- You have incorrect information on the site. Aren't you responsible for that?
- If someone vandalizes a repeater site after finding the coordinates on your site, aren't you liable?
The information on this site is taken from commonly available resources. The Internet and other HAMs are our best sources.
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If you are referring to some sort of legal responsibility, no, there is no liability. If someone was to become injured as a result of incorrect information, some form of mental culpability paralleling intentional or reckless must be proved. Since this sites underlying goal is to provide accurate information, there is no intent or provable recklessness in regards to incorrect information.
If you are referring to slander or libel, the operators of this site take no responsibility for the opinions recorded on this site. Any accusation of slander and libel must be taken up with the author of the statements and not the medium that displayed it. You cannot sue the manufacturer of a pen and paper company when someone writes a defaming and untrue piece about another.
The short answer is no.
Case law can be found on this in regards to Web sites that publish the home addresses of police officers and abortion doctors. Recently, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously said the activists could be held liable only if the material authorized or directly threatened violence. A recent Supreme Court ruling that said a threat must be explicit and likely to cause "imminent lawless action." Their right to publish this information is protected under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Even when common sense tells you that the posting of the information is to allow for the information to get to someone who would do harm to the individual, it is still protected. The poster of the information is not responsible for the actions of another individual. This all changes, however, if the poster encourages others to inflict harm upon the individual.
Since this site does not wish harm to come to any repeater, in fact the opposite, the site and its operators cannot be held liable for any actions taken by a third party with information gleaned from the site.