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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Goldman on An Overview of the U.S.'s Section 230 Internet Immunity @ericgoldman

Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University School of Law, is publishing An Overview of the United States’ Section 230 Internet Immunity in The Oxford Handbook of Online Intermediary Liability (Giancarlo Frosio, ed.) (Forthcoming). Here is the abstract.

47 U.S.C. § 230 says that websites and other online services aren’t liable for third-party content. This legal policy is simple and elegant, but it’s hardly intuitive, and it has had extraordinary consequences for the Internet and our society. This Chapter provides an overview of Section 230 and how it compares to some foreign counterparts.

Download the essay from SSRN at the link.

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