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The twenty-six words that created the Internet / Jeff Kosseff.

By: Kosseff, Jeff, 1978- [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2019Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 1501735780; 9781501735790; 1501735799; 9781501735783.Other title: 26 words that created the Internet.Subject(s): Internet -- Law and legislation -- United States | Web sites -- Law and legislation -- United States | Liability (Law) -- United States | Freedom of speech -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Twenty-six words that created the Internet.DDC classification: 343.7309/99 LOC classification: KF390.5.C6Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
The creation of Section 230 -- The rise of Section 230 -- The gradual erosion of Section 230 -- The future of Section 230.
Summary: "This book examines the history and future of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which provides websites extraordinary legal immunity for user-generated content and is responsible for the modern Internet in the United States"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The creation of Section 230 -- The rise of Section 230 -- The gradual erosion of Section 230 -- The future of Section 230.

"This book examines the history and future of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which provides websites extraordinary legal immunity for user-generated content and is responsible for the modern Internet in the United States"-- Provided by publisher.

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Section 230 of the 1996 Communication Decency Act (CDA) has allowed the flourishing of free expression on the internet. By providing websites with a shield against lawsuits for harms caused by unedited third-party postings, Section 230 permits social media platforms to carry hurtful communications such as defamatory statements, revenge pornography, "catfishing," and cyberstalking with little fear of liability. Kosseff (cybersecurity law, US Naval Academy) traces the historical roots, judicial interpretations, and contemporary impacts of the CDA's 26-word safe harbor provision. In clear, jargon-free prose, Kosseff explains the key legal decisions and policy debates that shaped this legislation and clarifies the law's parameters. To illustrate the continuing struggle over the proper balancing of free expression against the control of online bad behavior, Kosseff presents an insider's account of the current dispute over whether a website should be permitted to profit from publishing advertisements that sell illegal sexual services possibly performed by minors. This book is extremely timely as both US lawmakers and the nation's courts are struggling over the proper regulation of online hate speech, fake news, political bias, and other systematic manipulations employing this increasingly powerful form of communication. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals. --Thomas H. Koenig, Northeastern University

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<p>Jeff Kosseff is Assistant Professor in the US Naval Academy's Cyber Science department, where he teaches cybersecurity law. He has practiced technology and First Amendment law, and clerked for Judges Milan D. Smith, Jr. of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Leonie M. Brinkema of the US District Court for the Eastern District Court of Virginia. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting and the recipient of the George Polk Award in National Reporting.</p>

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