An Overview of the United States’ Section 230 Internet Immunity

The Oxford Handbook of Online Intermediary Liability (Giancarlo Frosio, ed.) (Forthcoming)

Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper

15 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2019

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Eric Goldman

Santa Clara University - School of Law

Date Written: December 1, 2018

Abstract

47 U.S.C. § 230 says that websites and other online services aren’t liable for third-party content. This legal policy is simple and elegant, but it’s hardly intuitive, and it has had extraordinary consequences for the Internet and our society. This Chapter provides an overview of Section 230 and how it compares to some foreign counterparts.

Keywords: section 230, internet immunity, cda, communications decency act, 47 usc 230

JEL Classification: K2, K4, O3

Suggested Citation

Goldman, Eric, An Overview of the United States’ Section 230 Internet Immunity (December 1, 2018). The Oxford Handbook of Online Intermediary Liability (Giancarlo Frosio, ed.) (Forthcoming); Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3306737 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3306737

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