Santa Monica, CA (October 25, 2015) – Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act basically means that site administrators, under most circumstances do not have the legal obligation to remove objectionable content about you.
How did this come about? and why is it skewed against every day people?
Certainly there is an almost infinite number of Internet users who feel completely baffled that they are virtually powerless to control the content as it pertains to them. This seems completely unfair and it is!
Section 230 is the key law in regard to content for websites, but the good news is this Section 230 is under severe attack. Some argue that courts have been straining to get around the broad and unfair protection for site owners and lobbying is underway in Washington to get the law changed.
Some history in regard to the Communications Decency Act. The drafters of Section 230 never truly intended Section 230 to give websites broad immunity from being forced to remove content. The Section was intended to deal with issues regarding explicit images. Many believe this makes the law ripe for change and presently, there is no group in Congress that claims ownership of the provision and feels a need to “protect it.” Hopefully, Washington will take on this issue soon, perhaps after the election and provide justice for the people!
Infringex is a content management company concerned about online privacy issues. Our goal is to help consumers everywhere bring objectionable content to the attention of site owners for removal. We allow you to easily assert your rights using our document and delivery services. Infringex is not a law firm and we do not aid our site users in calculating their legal standing, judge or apply the law to their set of circumstances.