Unregulating Online Harassment

Denver University Law Review Online, Vol. 57, p. 59, 2010

Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-02

4 Pages Posted: 2 Mar 2010  

Eric Goldman

Santa Clara University - School of Law

Date Written: February 24, 2010

Abstract

This short essay was written as part of the “Cyber Civil Rights: New Challenges for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in our Networked Age” symposium sponsored by the University of Denver Law Review in November 2009. The essay offers a few reasons why Cyber Civil Rights advocates should not seek to amend 47 USC § 230, the statutory immunity that protects websites from being liable for user content.

Keywords: online harassment, cyber-harassment, cyber-bullying, 47 USC 230, Communications Decency Act, UGC, user generated content, cyber civil rights, cyber civil liberties

JEL Classification: K1, K42

Suggested Citation

Goldman, Eric, Unregulating Online Harassment (February 24, 2010). Denver University Law Review Online, Vol. 57, p. 59, 2010; Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1558681

Eric Goldman (Contact Author)

Santa Clara University - School of Law ( email )

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