• The Changing Landscape of Internet Liability
  • May 15, 2008 | Author: Sarah Holland
  • Law Firm: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. - Austin Office
  • In two recent decisions, the Seventh and Ninth Circuits "plumb[ed] the depths of the immunity" provided by the Communications Decency Act (CDA), which provides that interactive computer services (website operators) shall not be treated as publishers of any information provided by another information content provider. These two cases reach different results concerning immunity under the CDA. Because one court finds no immunity, website operators are cautioned against assuming that their websites necessarily enjoy broad and/or automatic immunity. With the help of their counsel, website operators facing immunity issues may wish to review their websites in view of the facts of these cases and related legal materials.