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DOJ 230 workshop part 4

DOJ Section 230 Roundtable, afternoon Chatham House Rules Session 1: Content Moderation, Free Speech, and Conduct Beyond Speech How do platforms deal w/defamation? Standard practice is to review the complaint, the content; compare to TOS/code of conduct. Removal if warranted, … Continue reading

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DOJ 230 workshop part 3

Panel 3: Imagining the Alternative The implications on competition, investment, and speech of Section 230 and proposed changes.     Moderator: Ryan Shores, Associate Deputy Attorney General Professor Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University: (c)(1) means no liability for 3d party content. Difference … Continue reading

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DOJ 230 workshop part 2

Panel 2: Addressing Illicit Activity Online Whether Section 230 encourages or discourages platforms to address online harms, such as child exploitation, revenge porn, and terrorism, and its impact on law enforcement. Moderator: The Honorable Beth A. Williams, Assistant Attorney General … Continue reading

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DOJ 230 workshop

Section 230 – Nurturing Innovation or Fostering Unaccountability? DOJ Workshop These are copied from my handwritten notes, so will likely be terser than usual. Introduction of the Attorney General The Honorable Christopher Wray, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation Tech is … Continue reading

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Content Moderation in an Age of Extremes

Belatedly, here is a link to the written version of a talk I gave last year, Content Moderation in an Age of Extremes, in which I note that the digital millennium lasted ten years, that strange apps handing out badges … Continue reading

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More Kona coffee: false designation claims under 43(a)(1)(A), but not (B), can target retailers

Two more opinions here, one about the meaning of “origin” in 43(a)(1)(A) and one about the liability of retailers for false advertising and false designation of origin. Corker v. Costco Wholesale Corp., No. C19-0290RSL, 2019 WL 5895430 (W.D. Wash. Nov. … Continue reading

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Even more cocaine

Genus Lifesciences Inc. v. Lannett Company, Inc., 2019 WL 4168958, No. 18-cv-07603-WHO (N.D. Cal. Sept. 3, 2019) Pleading survey evidence of misleadingness can be pretty helpful, but it can’t help you past theories that target the wrong defendant. Discussion of … Continue reading

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