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.

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