CDA230

Parker v. Google, Inc., 422 F. Supp. 2d 492, decision summary aff'd, 242 Fed. Appx. 833 (3d Cir. 2007), cert denied 522 U.S. 1156 (2008)

Type of online publisher: 
Google, search engine
Publisher's Role in Third Party Content: 
Archived; cached; made content available via search
CDA § 230 applicable?: 
Yes

An author sued Google for defamation, invasion of privacy and negligence because Google archived defamatory messages posted about him on a third-party website and displayed "an authorized biography of Plaintiff" when his name was entered as a Google search query. The court rejected the claims: "It is clear that § 230 was intended to provide immunity for service providers like Google on exactly the claims Plaintiff raises here."

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