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January 2021

Online Communications and Content: How Section 230 Reform Has Catapulted Into Relevancy

Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal

Faegre Drinker Consulting directors Sarah-Lloyd Stevenson and Matthew J. Rubin and government and regulatory affairs partner Libby Baney’s client alert, “Online Communications and Content: How Section 230 Reform Has Catapulted Into Relevancy,” was published in Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal.

In the article, the authors provide background on Section 230 and outline the developments around Section 230 at all levels of government as policymakers look at reevaluating this section of the Communications Decency Act (CDA).

Passed as part of the CDA in 1996, Section 230 refers to a specific provision within the law providing immunity from civil liability for online publishers of third-party content on websites and other fora. The law states that “no provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.”

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