18 Colum. Sci. & Tech. L. Rev. 1 (2016-2017)

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SECTION 230'S EVOLUTION


               THE COLUMBIA

 SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

                  LAW REVIEW


VOL. XVIII              STLR.ORG                 FALL 2016



                         ARTICLE

     THE GRADUAL EROSION OF THE LAW THAT SHAPED THE
  INTERNET: SECTION 230'S EVOLUTION OVER Two DECADESt

                         Jeff Kosseff*

    I.  Introduction  ....................................................................  2

    II. History and Structure of Section 230 ............................ 4
    A. Pre-Section 230: Cubby and Stratton Oakmont ............ 4
    B. Congressional Response: Section 230 ........................... 6
    C.  Structure of Section  230 .................................................  8

    III.       Courts' Early Application of Section 230 to
Interm ediaries ................................................................................  10
    A. The Early Days of Section 230: Zeran and Seemingly
        Lim itless Im m unity  ........................................................  10
    B. Roommates.com    and the Emergence of Modest
        Limits on Section 230 Immunity ................................. 16

    IV.        The Gradual Erosion: Analysis of Recent
Section 230 D ecisions ..................................................................  22
    A. The Claim Did Not Arise from Third-Party Content ..... 22
    B. Possibility that the Defendant Developed the Content
        25


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   *  Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity Law, United States Naval Academy,
Annapolis, MD. JD, Georgetown University Law Center. MPP, BA, University of
Michigan.


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