Internet Cos. Back Gossip Site In 6th Circ. Defamation Appeal

Law360, New York (November 21, 2013, 1:41 PM EST) -- A who’s who of the nation’s Internet content and service providers warned the Sixth Circuit on Tuesday that upholding a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader’s defamation verdict against a gossip website that posted user comments on her sex life would eviscerate a statutory immunity critical to the online universe.

In urgent terms, a trio of amicus briefs from Google Inc., Facebook Inc., Microsoft Corp. and others pressed the Sixth Circuit to hold and its owner immune, under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, to the...
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