Under federal law, websites that host third-party material are "absolutely immune" from state criminal law liability, says Matt Zimmerman, an attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit that advocates free speech online. Markoff is also charged with robbing another woman under similar circumstances. When that deadline passed, McMaster said he would prosecute Craigslist executives for aiding and abetting prostitution if an ad on the Web site leads to a prostitution case in South Carolina. Create an alert now. Home items are getting smarter and creepier, like it or not. But McMaster says he doesn't think Craigslist has done enough to keep ads for prostitution off the Web site.
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Boston University student Philip Markoff, 23, was charged with the killing and with attacks on two other women he met through Craigslist. Last week, the attorneys general of Illinois, Connecticut and Missouri met with Craigslist officials to put an end to what they claim were ads for illegal sexual activities. Become a Campaign Member. Looking for a new job? This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute.