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User Generated Content: Section 230 Immunity Exception Requires That You Not Be An Information Content Provider

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, commonly referred to as Section 230 by those in internet law space, provides immunity from civil liability for both providers of and users of “an interactive computer service” that publish information provided by others.  This essentially shields web hosts from liability for user-generated content that may be deemed unlawful.  As we learned in the Fair Housing Council of San Fernando Valley v. Roommates.com case as well as subsequent decisions , in order to avail oneself of the immunity offered under Section 230, the defendant must not be an “information content provider”. Continue reading User Generated Content: Section 230 Immunity Exception Requires That You Not Be An Information Content Provider »