Barrett v Rosenthal

California Supreme Court Decision Reversing Court of Appeals Judgment


In this Decision, the California Supreme Court reverses the Court of Appeals ruling in the Barrett v. Rosenthall case, upholding the strong protections of Section 230 of the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996. Section 230 protects Internet publishers from being held liable for allegedly harmful comments written by others. Prior attempts to eliminate the protections created by Section 230 had almost universally been rejected, until a California Court of Appeals radically reinterpreted the statute to allow lawsuits against non-authors.

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Reference Info:Decision | State, 9th Circuit, California | United States

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