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The Implications of Excluding State Crimes from 47 U.S.C. § 230’s Immunity


Eric Goldman


Santa Clara University - School of Law

July 10, 2013

Forbes Tertium Quid Blog, 2013
Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 23-13

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In June 2013, the State Attorneys General signaled their intent to ask Congress to amend 47 U.S.C. 230, the federal law that says websites aren't liable for third party content. The State AGs want to exclude state criminal prosecutions from the immunity. This essay explains the problems such an amendment would create for the Internet user-generated content community.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 9

Keywords: UGC, internet, immunity, 47 USC 230, communications decency act, user-generated content, state crimes, attorney general

JEL Classification: K14, K42, K2

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Date posted: July 1, 2013 ; Last revised: September 9, 2013

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Goldman, Eric, The Implications of Excluding State Crimes from 47 U.S.C. § 230’s Immunity (July 10, 2013). Forbes Tertium Quid Blog, 2013; Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 23-13. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2287622

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