The California Lawyers Association Intellectual Property Section’s Technology Internet and Privacy (“TIP”) Interest Group has two upcoming events.
WED JUNE 6 (NOON PDT) – WEBINAR
New Law, New Liability For User Generated Content: Can You Afford to Curate Content Under Congress’ Anti-Sex Trafficking Effort?
Section 230 has long been a foundational part of the legal framework most websites operate under. However, this year has seen drastic changes to Section 230 liability protections, and hosts of user-generated content (and their attorneys) need to take notice and prepare for the future. In that vein, Professor Eric Goldman will explain the history and problems of the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 (FOSTA), and the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017 (SESTA). The webinar will cover the current substantive changes to Section 230 liability protections for content hosts, the ‘moderator’s dilemma’ faced by companies, and possible future developments as the new law meet the courts.
WED JUNE 13 (NOON PDT) – TIP MONTHLY CALL
Dial-in number 855-520-7605 / Passcode 1211276419#.
- TIP Program Chair – applicants welcome
- Presentation : Brandon Silver on the legal fight to free Saudi blogger Raif Badawi
- Update on California Spam Legislation
- Call for Webinar Proposals
- July Call Preview (July 11)
Raif Badawi is a Saudi blogger who was sentenced to 1000 lashes, 10 years in prison for calling for greater tolerance in Saudi Arabia. On June 27th, the Los Angeles Press Club will award him (in absentia) its “Daniel Pearl Award” for courage in journalism.
Brandon Silver is the Director of Projects at the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights and is part of the international legal team working to procure Badawi’s release.