Best Practices in Evaluating Section 230 Liability in the Sharing Economy
Section 230 of the CDA has provided a powerful defense against claims that an internet platform is liable for statements or information posted by its users. In the last few years, courts have wrestled with matters arising from online activities on internet platforms. These platforms have faced lawsuits related to their roles in allegedly wrongful conduct carried out by their users. In this Knowledge Group LIVE webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals will help you understand the most critical issues which will include:
- The Limits of Section 230 Immunity
- Evaluating Liability in Internet Platform Litigation
- Applying economic analysis to determine how a platform’s practices may contribute to users’ behavior
- Live interactive Q&A session
Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP
- Section 230 CDA
- Evaluating platform liability: does platform’s policies and practices contribute materially to users’ wrongful conduct?
- Begin with example of platform’s policies and practices that are subject to evaluation
- Discuss that marketing and economics experts have deep theoretical and analytical toolkits to help counsels meet their burden of proof for liability and damages.
- Data rich area
- Companies cannot rely on a passive defense based on Section 230.
- Experts in marketing and economics can provide an array of tools to analyze liability.
Who Should Attend:
- Corporate legal counsel
- Litigators involved in complex commercial disputes
- Regulators in technology space
Mr. MacMenamin specializes in finance and statistics, and has extensive experience developing financial models and market research studies, testifying as an expert witness, and managing the support of expert witnesses in a variety of complex litigation matters. He recently authored the Law360 article “Evaluating Section 230 Liability in the Sharing Economy,” which is based on his experience handling matters involving technology platforms.
Mr. MacMenamin specializes in finance and statistics, and has extensive experience developing financial models and market research studies, testifying as …
Mr. Focanti is an associate with Analysis Group and co-author of the article “Evaluating Section 230 Liability in the Sharing Economy,” which was recently published in Law360. He holds a PhD in Economics from Brown University.
Mr. Focanti is an associate with Analysis Group and co-author of the article “Evaluating Section 230 Liability in the Sharing …
Mike Williams specializes in complex commercial disputes that often involve novel legal issues. A versatile attorney, Mike has won national recognition for his defense of companies in high-stakes class actions while also helping clients recover large damages awards and injunctive relief in some of their most important matters. Mike is ranked in Chambers USA and has been named a BTI Consulting Client Service All-Star.
Mike Williams specializes in complex commercial disputes that often involve novel legal issues. A versatile attorney, Mike has won national recognition for …
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