Repu-Taint Sites and the Limits of Section 230 Immunity

Journal of Internet Law, Vol. 12, No. 7, p. 3, January 2009

28 Pages Posted: 22 Apr 2009 Last revised: 8 Jun 2009

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Patricia Sánchez Abril

University of Miami - Department of Business Law

Abstract

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 immunizes internet service providers from liability for tortious postings by third party users. In light of this broadly interpreted liability shield, this article discusses new online business models that attempt to profit from defamatory postings while hiding behind the law as it stands.

Suggested Citation

Abril, Patricia, Repu-Taint Sites and the Limits of Section 230 Immunity. Journal of Internet Law, Vol. 12, No. 7, p. 3, January 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1392305

Patricia Abril (Contact Author)

University of Miami - Department of Business Law ( email )

United States

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