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[6WashJLTech&Arts0049] Communications Decency Act Provides No Safe Harbor Against Antifraud Liability for Hyperlinks to Third-Party Content Under the Securities and Exchange Act

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dc.contributor.author Wardwell, Sheri
dc.contributor.author Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-15T15:55:12Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-15T15:55:12Z
dc.date.issued 2010-06
dc.identifier.citation 6 WASH J.L. TECH. & ARTS 49 (2010) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2157-2534
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/451
dc.description.abstract Abstract: In 2008, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released interpretive guidelines regarding antifraud liability for statements and disclosures made on company Web sites. The SEC noted that a company may incur both criminal and civil liability under section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act and Rule 10b-5 for hyperlinks to third-party content. However, the Communications Decency Act, 47 U.S.C. § 230(c), expressly preempts civil liability for interactive computer service providers that post hyperlinks to thirdparty content on their Web sites. This Article examines whether section 230 immunizes companies from civil liability for hyperlinks to third-party content despite the SEC’s interpretive guidelines imposing antifraud liability. This Article concludes that companies would likely be considered information content providers under section 230 and therefore outside the scope of the safe harbor provision for interactive computer service providers. 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 Corporate & Commercial en_US
dc.title [6WashJLTech&Arts0049] Communications Decency Act Provides No Safe Harbor Against Antifraud Liability for Hyperlinks to Third-Party Content Under the Securities and Exchange Act en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright by Sheri Wardwell en_US


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