SESTA Wins Committee Approval, Faces Hold from Senator Wyden

In January, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released a report on Backpage.com’s Knowing Facilitation of Online Sex Trafficking, but criminal charges against the website have failed due to the site’s immunity for third-party content (prostitution ads) under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (“CDA230”). SESTA Introduced In August, Subcommittee Chairman Rob Portman (R-OH)…

CLBR #268: Taina Bien-Aimé on Backpage and CDA 230

Taina Bien-Aimé on Backpage and CDA 230 Backpage and the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017 Anti-trafficking Coalition Rebuttal to Tech Industry About Taina Bien-Aimé @tainabienaime / @CATWIntl Taina Bien-Aimé has over two decades of experience defending the rights of women and girls at the national and global level. She is currently the Executive Director of…

Hassell v Bird Webinar Today

The California Bar IP Section is hosting a webinar today at noon Pacific Time on the case of Hassell v Bird which is currently pending before the California Supreme Court.   We have posted the briefing on the case here. I will be moderating today’s webinar at Noon Pacific Time featuring my colleagues Karl Kronenberger of…

Briefing Begins in Hassell v Bird (Yelp)

  Last June, the Court of Appeal upheld a trial court ruling requiring Yelp to remove defamatory reviews that defendant Ava Bird had been ordered to remove.  In September, the Supreme Court agreed to the hear case.  Yelp’s initial brief and the Hassell Law Group’s answer have been filed.  Yelp is expected to file a reply brief…