CDA230

Jane Doe v. America Online, Inc., 783 So.2d 1010 (Fla. S.C. 2001)

Type of online publisher: 
America Online (AOL), online chat room
Publisher's Role in Third Party Content: 
AOL chat rooms were used to market child pornography of the plaintiff’s son
CDA § 230 applicable?: 
Yes

Plaintiff's son, a minor, among others, was lured by a man who engaged in sex acts with them and videotaped them. That man then marketed these videos to others via AOL chat rooms. The Court held that CDA 230 preempted state tort claims, applied to all actions brought after its effective date regardless of when the events precipitating the suit occurred, and that AOL was immunized by CDA 230 in this case.

Court Opinion Document: 
Jurisdiction: 
Issue: 

Stay in Touch

NSA Spying

EFF is leading the fight against the NSA's illegal mass surveillance program. Learn more about what the program is, how it works, and what you can do.

Follow EFF

A deep dive into XKEYSCORE, one of the NSA's creepiest spying tools: https://eff.org/r.c6hp

Jul 3 @ 3:12pm

Come to EFF HQ on July 8 for a book talk with author of "Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Tech" https://eff.org/r.i3fv

Jul 2 @ 4:57pm

EFF is turning 25! Here's the who, what, when, where, how, and—maybe most importantly—why of our celebration: https://eff.org/r.6dov

Jul 2 @ 4:51pm
JavaScript license information