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Craigslist “Censored” and the War on Adult Services Ads

By |2016-01-14T12:59:41-04:00October 1st, 2010|Blog|

For several days in September, Craigslist, the Internet’s premier destination for classified ads, replaced the link to its adult services section with a bar reading “censored.” The eight-letter word was a symbol of the way in which the government managed to regulate the site’s content despite the existence of a federal law – Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act [...]

Speaking Freely Online: craigslist Reminds South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster of This Right

By |2019-03-07T21:50:22-04:00May 21st, 2009|Blog|

First Amendment jurisprudence celebrates the metaphorical marketplace of ideas. The website craigslist may very well be an actual representation of this metaphor in that it invites users all over the world to share their ideas, sell their used couches, find roommates and advertise other services, including sensual massages and escort services. I think most readers of this blog  agree that [...]

Woman sues Facebook over user generated content

By |2019-03-13T15:13:47-04:00March 6th, 2009|Blog|

Again? Another plaintiff ignores Section 230 of the CDA and sues a website over user generated content SUNY Albany freshman Denise Finkel is suing four former high school classmates, their parents, and Facebook, Inc. over the allegedly defamatory content contained in a private Facebook group the classmates had set up. (Finkel v. Facebook, Inc., 102578-09 (N.Y. Supreme Ct. complaint filed [...]