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Regulating Hate Speech?
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • European Union, Ireland, USA
  • September 13 2017

Hate speech, and the role played by internet services providers, such as social media companies, in its regulation, has been the subject of much

UGC Uncertainty Consternation Continues
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • September 7 2017

In April 2017, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals startled online service providers that allow users to post content (known as UGC, or user-generated

What is hate exactly?
  • Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2017

That is an admittedly philosophical question. But it's one an Alabama federal court may be wrestling with soon. An organization called Coral Ridge

Backpage.com Sues Missouri Attorney General
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2017

In May, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that he intended to take on Backpage.com, the second-largest classified ad website in the

Social Media Companies Should Not Forget Traditional Tort Principles Where They Fall Outside Role of 'Publisher or Speaker'
  • Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • USA
  • July 10 2017

Since 1996, internet and social media companies have relied on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, 47 U.S.C. 230, to obtain dismissal of

Communications Decency Act Shields Facebook from Anti-Terrorism Act Liability
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • June 12 2017

The "Good Samaritan" (which is the statutory language used by Congress) provision of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 (CDA, codified at 47 U.S

Maintain immunity under the Communications Decency Act MCLE
  • Buchalter
  • USA
  • May 26 2017

What should you do if users start using your client’s website to post hateful, obscene or defamatory comments and images? User-posted content can

IP and Tech Law Alert: The Limits of Internet Service Provider Immunity: Continued Uncertainty and New Litigation in the Wake of the Supreme Court's Denial of Certiorari in Doe v. Backpage.com
  • Phelps Dunbar LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2017

Enacted in 1996, at a time when e-commerce was in its infancy, the Communications Decency Act (CDA) was the first notable attempt by the United States

Hard Facts Make Bad Law - The High School Version
  • Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP
  • USA
  • March 24 2017

The firing of a high school football coach in Mississippi, which is no doubt a big deal in and of itself, became a bigger deal when the coach filed a

Job sites have some explaining to do
  • Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2017

The headline is not just a quote from Ricky Ricardo on “I Love Lucy.” It’s a summary of what several online job sites are facing in Illinois. Lisa