Category Archives: CDA 230

First Circuit Hears Oral Argument in Unusual Copyright Case

On April 6, 2017, Cyberlaw Clinic students attended oral argument in a First Circuit copyright appeal involving a curious set of facts and legal issues. The case pitted Richard Goren, a Massachusetts attorney, against Xcentric Ventures, LLC, the owner of … Continue reading

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Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Claims Against TripAdvisor

The Sixth Circuit issued an important decision today in Seaton v. TripAdvisor, LLC, a case concerning Tennessee defamation law and the scope of liability for online intermediaries that aggregate user-submitted content (in this case, hotel reviews).  The Cyberlaw Clinic submitted … Continue reading

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The DMLP Asks the Sixth Circuit to Safeguard Crowdsourced Research and Data-based Journalism

The Digital Media Law Project (formerly the Citizen Media Law Project), assisted by Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic, has asked the Sixth Circuit to make clear that website operators that aggregate citizen reports and rely on that data to draw … Continue reading

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CDA 230 and “Traditional Editorial Functions”

One of our spring term Cyberlaw Clinic students contributed to a great post over at the Citizen Media Law Project’s blog last week.  The post relates to the scope of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and whether the protections afforded by … Continue reading

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