New York Court of Appeals Finds Broad Immunity for Website Operator under CDA Section 230

Winter 2011
Bright Ideas, a publication of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association
Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 establishes an immunity for providers of interactive computer services against attempts to treat them as the "publisher" of content that was provided by "another information content provider." The statute defines an "information content provider" as "any person or entity that is responsible, in whole or in part, for the creation or development of information provided through the Internet or any other interactive computer service."