State AGs Urge Congress to Amend CDA §230

July 30, 2013, 9:21 PM

Federal lawmakers must amend the Communications Decency Act, 47 U.S.C. §230, to restore state and local authorities’ ability to prosecute online services that promote child sex trafficking and prostitution, the National Association of Attorneys General urged in a July 24 letter to lawmakers on the Senate and House Committees on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and on Energy and Commerce.

The CDA shields interactive computer services from claims that seek to treat them as the publisher or speaker of content provided by another information content provider. Federal courts have broadly interpreted the CDA, including in recent cases finding online ...

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