• The California Supreme Court Considers Web Site Immunity
  • November 27, 2006 | Author: Chad J. Woodford
  • Law Firm: Fenwick & West LLP - Mountain View Office
  • If a visitor posts libelous statements to a Web site, and the Web site operator knows the statements are libelous, should the site operator be liable to the person who has been libeled? The California Supreme Court decided the Barrett v. Rosenthal case on Monday, November 20, 2006, holding that Section 230 provides immunity for distributor liability as well as publisher liability.