Oct-Dec 2018

FOSTA: Internet Companies Should Consider Controversial New Anti-Sex Trafficking Law

Risk & Compliance Magazine
Seth M.M. Stodder | John A. Canale

Partners Seth Stodder, Vince Farhat and Associate John Canale wrote an article for the Risk & Compliance Magazine on the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) that was signed into law on April 11, 2018, by President Donald Trump. Mr. Stodder, Mr. Farhat and Mr. Canale review the implications FOSTA has on free speech on the internet as it amends several federal laws such as the Communications Decency Act (CDA), which protects social media and user content sites like YouTube, Facebook or Yelp. Without the CDA, these sites would be considered publishers and would be liable for all potentially false, defamatory or illegal content that is posted by their users.

READ: FOSTA: Internet Companies Should Consider Controversial New Anti-Sex Trafficking Law (Registration Required)

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