The Interpretation Of The Telecom Act Of 1996 And First Amendment Concerns In Cyberspace Post Zeran V. Aol Case

In Blumental v. Drudge, the court determined whether an online service and one of its members cannot be held liable for the defamation of third parties. The court determined whether 47 U.S.C. Section 230 would immunize AOL from such claims of defamation and First Amendment protection rights were involved.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is defamation?
Who are the parties and what are the facts of this case?
What is 47 U.S.C. Section 230?
What did the court determine?
What is the significance of this ruling?


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