ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CASES FOR THE INTERNET IS ABOUT TO BE HEARD BY THE U.S. SUPREME COURT
Does Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which provides that no internet service provider “shall be treated as the publisher or speaker” of internet content that was “provided by another,” preclude a civil lawsuit against a website owner and operator based on its own criminal conduct any time online content created by a third party was part of the chain of causation leading to the plaintiff’s injuries?
The importance of this case cannot be over-stated. One wrong move by the court and it could seriously affect the way the internet is used forever. Read writ of Cert. in Doe v. Backpage.com, LLC, Docket No. 16-276: