An Overview of the United States’ Section 230 Internet Immunity
The Oxford Handbook of Online Intermediary Liability (Giancarlo Frosio, ed.) (Forthcoming)
15 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2019
Date Written: December 1, 2018
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
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