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Websites’ CDA Sect. 230 Immunity

December 01, 2006

Robert Brownstone, Law and Technology Director at Fenwick & West, co-wrote an article with Chad Woodford for American Lawyer Media's Privacy and Data Protection publication.

Brownstone and Woodford’s article discusses the federal Communications Decency Act of 1996 (CDA) and its implications for web site operators and other interactive computer service providers. The authors offer an insightful overview of the CDA and its case law, elaborating on the immunity provision found in Section 230 of CDA. They also explore un-resolved issues that arise from CDA, such as blanket immunity for third-party content and whether the statutory carve-out for "intellectual property" claims also covers invasion-of-privacy torts.

Read the article in its entirety here.