Broad Immunity Provided by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act Should be Protected

From Wikipedia to Google, and Facebook to Yelp, many of the country’s biggest tech giants build their platforms on user-generated content, which can inject user subjectivity into the business space. Such content can be potentially defamatory in nature, but until recently, the legal landscape has been relatively consistent in preventing misappropriation of the blame on the platforms that share and promote user-generated information. In Stratton Oakmont, Inc. v. Prodigy Services Co., 23 Media L. Rep. Continue Reading →

Glenn Beck, Trademark Law, and Lies

During a Comedy Central roast of Bob Saget, Gilbert Gottfried, comedian and voice of the Aflac duck, asked the audience, “Why should we pick Bob Saget who raped and killed a girl in 1990?  Should we even waste two seconds on Bob Saget who raped and killed a girl in 1990?  Well, first of all, it’s not true. It’s not true that Bob Saget raped and killed a girl in 1990.” Gottfried, of course, made Continue Reading →