I’ve posted about this before, but I need a bit of clarification.
I run a business that does web hosting. Basically we take our customers websites and make them available on the internet. Without hosting you can’t have a website, so functionally you can think of it as analogous to a building owner renting out space for a business.
I know we are culpable if one of our customers hosts something immoral, and that is fine with me. But my question is how far this reaches? Obviously something promoting homosexuality or abortion would be wrong. I’m assuming something promoting psychics or offering so-called psychic services would also be immoral. How about, though, a site promoting another religion like Hinduism or Buddhism? What about the new age movement?
I just want to know what the right thing is to do, so we can abide by this and not do something wrong.
Again, what if one of our customers gets a server from us, and they have a customer who is doing something immoral with their site? Would we be culpable for this? Same if a customer resells our resources to his own customers and one of those do something immoral. It is a bit more indirect, but we are still responsible for our customer being able to sell to other customers.
Your input would be appreciated, as quickly as possible. There’s a controversy about this among our managers and I need to find a definitive answer.