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Bennett v. Google, LLC

The Communications Decency Act is “something of a misnomer,” as it doesn’t promote decency, says the D.C. Circuit; rather it protects online speech, which “can often be several shades from decent.” Accordingly, a sports apparel retailer cannot sue Google under the CDA for declining to remove a blog critical of the retailer’s business practices. (Editor’s note: The CDA was originally intended to promote decency.)


Tags: 2018, D.C. Circuit, Defamation, Free Speech, Tort Law

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