Policy Position

Intermediary Liability

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.

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"Washington, DC – Internet Association Vice President, Federal Government Affairs Michael Bloom issued the following statement on the passage of the Reliable Emergency Alert Distribution Improvement Act of 2018 (READI Act) in the Senate: “The Commerce Committee is right to study ways to modernize how emergency alerts are delivered to Americans. The internet industry commends… Read more tail right

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