Chapter 4: Online defamation and other harmful speech
This chapter moves away from questions of online service provider liability for intellectual property infringements and focuses on their liability for damaging speech: defamation and other kinds of legally sanctioned speech. It contrasts approaches to regulating online service provider liability under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act in the United States with approaches taken in copyright and trademark legislation and practice. It also considers the impact of globalization on the regulation of speech that may be harmful to individuals.
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