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Does Section 230 protect users?
At its core, Section 230(c)(1) provides immunity from liability for providers and users of an “interactive computer service” who publish information provided by third-party users: Since then, several legal challenges have validated the constitutionality of Section 230.
What is Section 230 of the federal Communications Act?
Section 230 says that “No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider” (47 U.S.C. § 230).
Is YouTube protected by Section 230?
The federal law, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, has helped Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and countless other internet companies flourish. The First Amendment protects free speech, including hate speech, but Section 230 shields websites from liability for content created by their users.
Does Section 230 apply to advertising?
On its face, this issue has nothing to do with commercial marketing and promotion—except possibly political advertising—but any change to the scope of the immunity will affect all users of the Internet for the transmission of messages, regardless of the content of the message.
Why is CDA 230 important?
Congress enacted Section 230 to remove legal barriers that would disincentivize online services from moderating content and to encourage continued growth and development of the Internet in its early years.
What is the definition of Internet according to 47 USC 230?
(1) Internet. The term “Internet” means the international computer network of both Federal and non-Federal interoperable packet switched data networks. (2) Interactive computer service.
What is the purpose of the Communications Decency Act?
Congress enacted the Communications Decency Act (CDA) as Title V of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 in an attempt to prevent minors from gaining access to sexually explicit materials on the Internet.
When did child Online Protection end?
On July 22, 2008, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the 2007 decision. On January 21, 2009, the United States Supreme Court refused to hear appeals of the lower court decision, effectively shutting down the law.
What is the children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Coppa and how does it protect the privacy of children?
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) is a law created to protect the privacy of children under 13. COPPA is managed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The Act specifies: That sites must require parental consent for the collection or use of any personal information of young Web site users.