Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 provides immunity from liability to providers of interactive computer services who publish information provided by others. If you are a provider of interactive computer services, you need to know what you are liable for if someone makes defamatory comments using your services or technology. Online Libel Lawyer Enrico Shaefer discusses this landmark piece of internet legislation with Damien Allen on today's program.
- Section 230 deals with the issue of third party providers of internet and web hosting services and what exposure they have for user generated content on their website.
- Provides immunity from liability to providers of interactive computer services who publish information provided by others
- Defamation, liable, negligence, even criminal law claims, have been held to be covered by Section 230 Immunity.
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Damien Allen: Good morning and welcome to Defamation Law Radio. My name is Damien Allen, and joining me on the phone is Enrico Schaefer of Traverse Legal, PLC. Good morning and welcome to the program, Enrico.