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Company Overview of backpage.com LLC

Company Overview

backpage.com LLC owns and operates a Website that hosts classified advertising and related content created and developed by third-party users. It provides a user-friendly environment, where its users can post and reply to ads and other messages freely. The company was incorporated in 2004 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

PO Box 192307

Dallas, TX 75219

United States

Founded in 2004

Key Executives for backpage.com LLC

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backpage.com LLC Key Developments

Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP and Legal Momentum Urge U.S. Supreme Court to Take Up Child Sex Trafficking Case Against Backpage.com

The Women's Legal Defense and Education Fund, represented by Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, on October 27, 2016 urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a case against Backpage.com for facilitating the buying and selling of children for sex. The case is Jane Doe et al. v. Backpage.com LLC, in which the website Backpage.com is charged with knowingly profiting from the commercial sexual exploitation of children. The case against Backpage.com was filed by three women who were sold on Backpage.com beginning at age 15 and were raped thousands of times in Massachusetts and Rhode Island as a result. According to court documents, Jane Doe No. 1 estimates that she was advertised on Backpage.com as many as 300 times, often simultaneously in multiple cities. Despite this obvious harm to the women, the case was dismissed by a U.S. District Court judge in Boston. The dismissal was upheld by the First Circuit Court of Appeals, which held that a 1996 federal law, the Communications Decency Act, protects Backpage.com against being sued. In an amicus curiae brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case, Boies, Schiller & Flexner and Legal Momentum argue that Congress never intended for the Communications Decency Act to permit a website operator to deliberately create a forum for, and profit from, criminal activity, especially the sex trafficking of minors.  The brief was also filed on behalf of a coalition of organizations and individuals that provide support to survivors and educate the public on the harm caused by sex trafficking, including Cindy McCain, Florida Abolitionist, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, the Organization for Prostitution Survivors, Rising International, Sojourner Center, StolenYouth, StreetLightUSA, and the YWCA of Silicon Valley.

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