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[6WashJLTech&Arts125] Inducement or Solicitation? Competing Interpretations of the “Underlying Illegality” Test in the Wake of Roommates.Com

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dc.contributor.author Doty, Jeffrey R
dc.contributor.author Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-08T21:00:46Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-08T21:00:46Z
dc.date.issued 2010-10
dc.identifier.citation 6 WASH J.L. TECH. & ARTS 125 (2010) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2157-2534
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/478
dc.description.abstract In Fair Housing Council of San Fernando Valley v. Room-mates.com, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that a Web site operator loses the immunity granted by section 230 of the Communications Decency Act by materially contributing to the alleged illegality of its third-party content. Subsequent case law seems to reflect two different standards for determining when this “underlying illegality” test is satisfied. Most courts have adopted a narrow reading of Roommates.com, denying immunity only when a Web site has explicitly requested illegal content. In NPS LLC v. StubHub, Inc., however, a Massachusetts district court appears to adopt a broader inducement-based standard that would impose liability upon a much wider range of conduct. This Article examines the recent case law in order to identify the contours of these differing theories for negating section 230 immunity. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Litigation en_US
dc.title [6WashJLTech&Arts125] Inducement or Solicitation? Competing Interpretations of the “Underlying Illegality” Test in the Wake of Roommates.Com en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright Jeffrey R. Doty 2010 en_US


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