The Internet has flourished in part because Internet platforms permit users to post and share information without fear that those platforms will be held liable for third-party content. The threat of liability can transform ISPs and websites into gatekeepers and enforcement agents, incentivizing them to block user generated content, even if legal – making the web less free, innovative, and collaborative. Consequently, the Internet Association supports the federal policy codified in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and Section 512 of the Copyright Act, which explicitly protects against liability for content posted by third party users.
"Washington, DC – Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman released the following statement on Senator Marco Rubio’s American Data Dissemination Act: “The internet industry appreciates Sen. Rubio’s leadership in introducing a federal privacy bill and advancing the conversation around an American approach to privacy. Americans deserve a modernized federal privacy framework that provides them… Read more