Lawmakers Blast Website Protections In Trade Deals
By Kelcee Griffis (October 16, 2019, 6:26 PM EDT) -- During a Wednesday hearing that examined a law that shields websites from liability for user-posted content, House leaders blasted U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer for ignoring the committee's entreaties to stop including provisions of the law in trade agreements that obligate other countries to abide by the protections for website operators.
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Frank Pallone said that Lighthizer, along with dodging the committee's summons to testify on Wednesday, has also persisted in shoehorning language similar to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act into trade agreements with Mexico, Canada and Japan.
Doing so is reckless, the...
Stay ahead of the curve
In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.
Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!