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Communications Decency Act

Gerry Smith

Now Women Are Getting Arrested For Revenge Porn

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.21.2014 | Technology

Revenge porn is widely portrayed as an act committed by men against women. But in a new twist, women are no longer just the victims of those who post ...

Is Backpage.com Liable?

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

The girls seek damages from Backpage.com -- believed to sell the most online prostitution ads involving children in the country -- for creating an illegal online marketplace and policing it in bad faith. After Backpage.com published their pictures and sales pitches about them, the girls, ages 13 and 15, were repeatedly raped by customers.

Are You Decent?

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.26.2012 | Impact
Sarah O'Leary

I learned long ago not to use God to justify my actions, to act like I'm superior to anyone else, or to rationalize my false need to control the lives of my fellow man and woman. Instead, I try my level best to cultivate my decency, and pray for other Americans to do the same.

Racist CafePress Ad Featured On Daily Kos

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 03.09.2012 | Latino Voices

CafePress is stirring up trouble again with its anti-Mexican products. But this time, the merchandise photos were not on CafePress.com, but instead po...

How Newt Saved Porn

Mother Jones | Tim Murphy | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

The Communications Decency Act of 1996 is not a subject that Newt Gingrich likes to talk about on the campaign trail....

Are the Kids All Right? The "Digital Natives"

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

Concern for children has been an issue since the popularization of Internet use in the mid-1990s. But while children of the digital revolution they are, natives of culture driven by the digital they are not.

Painting a Bulls-Eye on the First Amendment

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Leslie Harris

The Connecticut Attorney General's assertion that online speech has lower First Amendment protection than speech in newspapers is shocking. He clearly needs to brush up on First Amendment law.

Court: Newspapers Aren't Obligated To Reveal IP Addresses Of Abusive Commenters

Silicon Alley Insider | Eric Krangel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Thankfully, under the Communications Decency Act Web sites can't be held responsible for comments left on their pages. But can Web sites be forced to ...

Federal Judge: Website Not Liable For User Comments

MediaPost | Wendy Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A federal court has thrown out a defamation lawsuit against the site ConsumerAffairs.com, which posts people's complaints about retailers. Judge Gera...