CDA 230

Learn how blogs & websites are protected from liability for third party content - August Newsletter

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Our August newsletter offers up a wide variety of new resources including guides on CDA 230, net neutrality closed door discussions and more on Drumbeat San Diego. If you would like to receive newsletters sign up on the site here.

Legal guide to video releases & the use and publication of Audio and Video Recordings

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This guide deals with the use and publication of recordings. Once you've lawfully obtained a video or audio recording, how you intend to use and publish the recording can effect your legal liability.

This guide addresses the question of whether or not a release wavier may be needed for certain uses of a recording you have made.

California AB 632 - misguided legislation would overburden social media and undermine user privacy

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The California Legislature is considering a bill from Assemblymember Davis regarding "Internet-based social networking: privacy" that is wrong for social media websites large and small, and does little to protect their users. The Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media passed a slightly improved version of the bill on March 31, 2009 (5 to 3), which means it is on to the Judiciary Committee, where it hopefully will be stopped.

Two New Ripoff Report Cases Filed

Eric Goldman reminds us (here, here) that angry companies and individuals are still suing Xcentric Ventures, LLC and Ed Magedson left and right over reports submitted to Ripoff Report.  Ripoff Report is a website that allows users to post reports about
individuals and companies that they believe have "ripped them off" or

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