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Ninth Circuit pokes a few holes in Section 230 immunity

Most people in businesses that operate anywhere near the world of Web 2.0 have a least a vague notion of the protections of section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The law provides wide-ranging protections to “publishers” of others’ content. Thus websites, blogs, listservs, social networks, etc., are not liable for user-generated content that would otherwise create a cause of action...

Speaking at the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Compliance Bootcamp in San Francisco today, EFF staff attorney Marcia Hofmann explained the basic outlines of the law and the cases filling in the limits.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009
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