Communications Decency Act (CDA)

When an elusive defendant disappeared from Canada amid a trade secrets case, a Canadian trial court, finding itself out of options, turned to Google to try to enforce its orders. The court issued an injunction...

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Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (“CDA”) provides a safe harbor for certain online companies that host content generated by third parties, but this protection only applies to some types of liability, such as...

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The Supreme Court issued a final order declining to block a subpoena issued by the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (“Subcommittee”) to the classified advertisement website Backpage.com. The subpoena dates back to October 2015,...

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Internet service providers and other online services that publish third-party content (like user-posted videos, reviews and ads) rely upon Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) to provide them with immunity from liability for...

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State Attorneys General have announced their intention to press Congress to narrow the immunity provisions of the Communication Decency Act (“CDA”), 47 U.S.C. § 230,  to exempt state criminal prosecutions from the CDA safe harbor.  It...

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