Section 230: What it is, Why it Matters and How it Works

Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing, Internet and Media and Content

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Section 230 has been a wide-ranging piece of legislation. Before 230, the common law held online forums and other digital locations liable for knowingly -- or intentionally -- allowing third parties to post defamatory material. Section 230 fundamentally changed the landscape. This presentation will provide an overview of 230, its scope, potential reforms, and practical considerations for practitioners.


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