Friday Tech Policy News (03-05-2021)

SECTION 230 Utah’s Horrible, No Good, Very Bad, Terrible, Censorial ‘Free Speech’ Bill Is A Disaster In The Making A month ago, we noted that a bunch of state legislatures were pushing blatantly unconstitutional bills to try to argue that social media websites can’t moderate “conservative” views any more. All of these bills are unconstitutional, […]

Friday Tech Policy News (2-18-2021)

A round-up of tech policy news I’ve been following throughout the week Section 230 Democrats split over plan to require greater censorship of ads in Section 230 overhaul Senate Democrats are split on new legislation that could force tech companies to censor online ads in the hopes of curbing misinformation and fraudulent claims. The bill is […]

Friday Tech Policy News (02-12-2021)

Section 230 How To Think About Online Ads And Section 230 There’s been a lot of consternation about online ads, sometimes even for good reason. The problem is that not all of the criticism is sound or well-directed. Worse, the antipathy towards ad tech, regardless of whether it is well-founded or not, is coalescing into […]

Friday Tech Policy News (Feb 5, 2021)

SECTION 230 Safeguarding Against Fraud, Exploitation, Threats, Extremism, and Consumer Harms Act (SAFE TECH Act)My quick analysis: SAFE TECH Act would amend 230 to carveout immunity from any service that has accepted payment to make speech available (so any service that is funded by ad revenue? AWS?). Creates (c)(1)(B) to provide for an affirmative defense […]

Friday Tech Policy Round-Up (1-29-2021)

A round-up of tech policy reads/podcasts I’ve been following throughout the week: Tech Policy What the Biden Administration May Bring for Tech Policy Top Republican proposes Big Tech action plan Section 230 Removing Civil Rights Law From Section 230 Will Create Many New Problems, While Failing To Fix Existing Ones [Comments on the Civil Rights Modernization […]

Friday Tech Policy Round-Up (1-22-2021)

A round-up of tech policy reads/podcasts I’ve been following throughout the week: Section 230 Jennifer Huddleston on tech’s response to the Capitol Riots Berin Szoka on why we need Section 230 more than ever Prof. Eric Goldman’s Comments on the Protecting Constitutional Rights from Online Platform Censorship Act Trump made a mess of tech policy. Here’s […]

Friday Tech Policy Round-up (1/15/2021)

A round-up of tech policy reads/podcasts I’ve been following throughout the week Section 230 Section 230 Year-in-Review for 2020: https://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2021/01/section-230-year-in-review-for-2020.htm We need Section 230 now more than ever: https://www.protocol.com/we-need-section-230-now The future of Section 230 and internet speech after Trump: https://www.latimes.com/business/technology/story/2021-01-13/the-future-of-section-230-and-internet-speech-after-trump?_amp=true&__twitter_impression=true Dear President Biden: You Should Save, Not Revoke Section 230:https://privpapers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3765247 People Who Understand Section 230 […]

Dear 1Ls (2020 Edition)

Dear COVID-19 1Ls, By now the grades have probably started rolling in. I don’t envy you in the slightest. At least when my first semester grades came in, I had people around me to commiserate with. More importantly, I had my fellow 2Ls and 3Ls there to pick me back up and tell me everything […]