US Code Section.. what?? ‘Isn’t this a tech show?’ It is, which is why we’ve chosen to take this week for a discussion on tech laws that are threatening the very foundation of the internet as we know it.
US Code Section 230 (Part of Communications Decent Act of 1996/Title V of the Telecommunications Act of 1996):
- Cornell Legal Information Institute, 47 U.S. Code § 230 – Protection for private blocking and screening of offensive material
- Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act
- Vox, 2018 July 2, ‘A new law intended to curb sex trafficking threatens the future of the internet as we know it’
- Slate, 2018 April 27, ‘After Backpage’
- Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), 2020 June 1, ‘Sex Worker Rights Advocates Raise the Alarms about EARN IT‘
- Business Insider, 2019 December 20, ‘A year after Tumblr’s porn ban, some users are still struggling to rebuild their communities and sense of belonging’
- The Verge, 2019 August 12, ‘Verizon is selling Tumblr to WordPress’ owner’
COPPA & Youtube/Google:
- Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 2019 November 22, ‘YouTube channel owners: Is your content directed to children?
EARN IT Act:
- Library of Congress, S.3398 – EARN IT Act of 2020
- Stanford (The Center for Internet and Society), 2020 March 5, ‘The EARN IT Act Is Here. Surprise, It’s Still Bad News.’
- American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2020 June 30, ‘The EARN IT Act is a Disaster for Online Speech and Privacy, Especially for the LGBTQ and Sex Worker Communities‘
Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act – We did not get to this as news for it released after the episode was recorded. It’s still important.
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