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House Passes Amended Sex Trafficking Legislation

State and federal lawmakers have been grappling for some time over what to do about certain websites that promote prostitution and child sex trafficking.  One challenge in doing so is Communications Decency Act Section 230 (CDA230) which immunizes websites for third-party content (subject to certain exceptions) and which has been used to dismiss criminal charges…

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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…

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Backpage Loses Battle with Senate Committee

The Subcommittee Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations began its bipartisan investigation of human trafficking on the Internet in April 2015. The Subcommittee explains that With estimated annual revenues of more than $150 million, Backpage is a market leader in commercial sex advertising and has been linked to hundreds of reported cases of sex trafficking, including the…

In the Courts: Zappos and Prop 35

Zappos Browsewrap Agreement Unenforceable Zappos had sought to block a class action lawsuit stemming from its data breach earlier this year by reliance on terms and conditions requiring arbitration of such claims and prohibiting class actions.  The problem is, however, is that Zappos’ terms and conditions are what is known as a “Browsewrap Agreement” in…