Q: As the Web became popular, people freaked out and Congress passed the Communications Decency Act
, which would have regulated the Internet like broadcast TV.
Backpage has based its motion on a provision in the 1996 Communications Decency Act
, which was intended to protect passive domain hosts and neutral internet service providers from liability for the actions of third-party content providers.
He successfully defended Google in the first use of the Virginia equivalent of the Communications Decency Act
in precedent-setting litigation, obtaining immunity for blog and aggregated news content.
Actions aimed at the websites, however, are limited, since service providers and website operators are granted immunity from lawsuits for user-submitted materials under the federal Communications Decency Act
A loophole in the US Communications Decency Act
makes successful prosecutions of 'revenge porn' sites very difficult.
She has significant experience with Internet law and intellectual property disputes arising under the Communications Decency Act
and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Should Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act
give online sites greater legal protection than dead-tree cousins?
By the mid-'90s, members of Congress were panicked enough about kids' ability to access a wide world of racy online content that they approved the Communications Decency Act
Although the Communications Decency Act
gives immunity to Internet service providers in cases like this, that protection doesn't exist in Europe.
the Communications Decency Act
, (5) as well as other problems facing
Internet and social media companies generally enjoy broad immunity from legal liability under the Communications Decency Act
of 1996 but the act has its limits and individuals continue to test them with lawsuits in this evolving area.
Web sites such as Craigslist are not held to the same standard, however, because of an interpretation of the Communications Decency Act
that determined interactive Internet providers are not publishers.