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Episode 010: Section 230 Continued

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Host: Colette Vogele

Guest: Kurt Opsahl, Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Opsahl interview

Kurt’s work at the EFF focuses on civil liberties, free speech and privacy law. Before joining EFF, Opsahl worked at Perkins Coie, where he represented technology clients with respect to intellectual property, privacy, defamation, and other online liability matters. Kurt also has past affiliations as research fellow to Professor Pamela Samuelson at the U.C. Berkeley School of Information Management & Systems. Kurt also co-authored the Electronic Media and Privacy Law Handbook.

Topics for Episode 010: In today’s episode, we continue our interivew with Kurt Opsahl Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The CDA protects intermediaries of contenton the internet from claims that should be directed at the users rather than the intermediaries. Our discussion goes through examples of what sorts of conduct will bring an intermediary within the scope of the protection, and what sorts of activity will put the intermediary at risk.

Links for this Episode

  • This Week In Media (check out episode 45!)
  • CDA sectin 230
  • Zeran v. AOL case
  • Wikipedia on Zeran case
  • EFF’s blogger’s FAQ on section 230
  • EFF’s FAQ on on-line defamation
  • EFF’s case archive re: section 230 casees
  • As always, you can reference the The Podcasting Legal Guide: Rules for the Revolution for more information on legal questions related to podcasting.

    Credits: Benjamin A. Costa, Legal and Production Intern. Music for this episode is licensed from Magnatune. (Artist: Burnshee Thornside; Album: The Art Of Not Blending In; Song: Can I Be A Star.) Special thanks to Creative Commons and Alex Roberts for the logo design, and to Bill Streeter for getting this site designed and rolling for us.

    Feedback: We would very much like to hear from you and get your feedback on this new podcast series. Things you like, don’t like, or questions you have that you’d like answered in a future episode are welcome. Please send us your feedback and questions by emailing us at colette [at] rulesfortherevolution [dot] com or by calling our listener comment line at 206-350-5738.

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    Episode 009: Section 230 – a powerful code for free speech

    Click on this link to listen to Episode 009 or subscribe and listen through iTunes

    SHOW NOTES

    Host: Colette Vogele

    Guest: Kurt Opsahl, Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation

    Opsahl interview

    Kurt’s work at the EFF focuses on civil liberties, free speech and privacy law. Before joining EFF, Opsahl worked at Perkins Coie, where he represented technology clients with respect to intellectual property, privacy, defamation, and other online liability matters. Kurt also has past affiliations as research fellow to Professor Pamela Samuelson at the U.C. Berkeley School of Information Management & Systems. Kurt also co-authored the Electronic Media and Privacy Law Handbook.

    Topics for Episode 009: In today’s episode, we discuss with Kurt Opsahl the background of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Kurt describes the congressional goals of the the CDA, a piece of the lengthly telecom legislation passed in 1996. Since its passage, other sections of the CDA have been struck down under constitutional challenges. Section 230, however, thrives today by providing fairly broad protection for intermediaries of content on the internet, which often includes podcasters (as well as eBay, Google, Yahoo!, and many more…).

    Links for this Episode

  • CDA sectin 230
  • ACLU v. Reno case materials
  • EFF’s blogger’s FAQ on section 230
  • EFF’s FAQ on on-line defamation
  • EFF’s case archive re: section 230 casees
  • As always, you can reference the The Podcasting Legal Guide: Rules for the Revolution for more information on legal questions related to podcasting.

    Credits: Benjamin A. Costa, Legal and Production Intern. Music for this episode is licensed from Magnatune. (Artist: Burnshee Thornside; Album: The Art Of Not Blending In; Song: Can I Be A Star.) Special thanks to Creative Commons and Alex Roberts for the logo design, and to Bill Streeter for getting this site designed and rolling for us.

    Feedback: We would very much like to hear from you and get your feedback on this new podcast series. Things you like, don’t like, or questions you have that you’d like answered in a future episode are welcome. Please send us your feedback and questions by emailing us at colette [at] rulesfortherevolution [dot] com or by calling our listener comment line at 206-350-5738.

    Licensing:
    The original content of this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to “Colette Vogele, Rules for the Revolution: The Podcast”.
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