The Gradual Erosion of the Law That Shaped the Internet: Section 230’s Evolution Over Two Decades

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Jeff Kosseff

United States Naval Academy, Cyber Science Department

Date Written: December 1, 2016

Abstract

In this Article, I review all Section 230-related court opinions published between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 to determine the extent of immunity. The review finds that in approximately half of the cases, courts refused to fully grant Section 230 immunity. Most commonly, the courts concluded that the online service provider actually created and published the content.

Keywords: Section 230, Intermediaries

Suggested Citation

Kosseff, Jeff, The Gradual Erosion of the Law That Shaped the Internet: Section 230’s Evolution Over Two Decades (December 1, 2016). Columbia Science and Technology Law Review, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3225774

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