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May 2017

MLRC Bulletin 2017 Issue 1

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MLRC Roundtable: A Discussion of Big Changes at the FCC

The newly designated FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai, has wasted no time in asserting his intent to change the direction of the agency from one of strict enforcement of consumer protection regulations, to a more business-friendly and laissez-faire approach. He, and the currently short-handed FCC, have already begun (or are looking into) rolling back regulation in…

Shared Risks? The Top Six Issues Facing the Sharing Economy

By Ambika K. Doran, Tom Wyrwich, and Dan Waggoner[1] Often called “collaborative consumption” and “the gig economy,” the sharing economy allows individuals to enter markets dominated by established companies by using technology to advertise or purchase goods or services. Websites like HomeAway and Airbnb allow anyone with a house, apartment, or even a spare room…

Fake News, Yelpers, and Tweets, Oh My!: Section 230 Case Law Update

By Jack Greiner and Darren Ford[1] For businesses that rely upon broad-scope immunity under section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) (“Section 230”),[2] the 2016 crop of decisions was an unwelcome departure from prior harvests. Most notably, cueing off the First Circuit’s invitation in Doe v. Backpage.com, LLC[3] to revisit the statute, an amendment…

MLRC Bulletin 2017 Issue 1

 Download Publication Fake News, Yelpers, and Tweets, Oh My!: Section 230 Case Law UpdateBy Jack Greiner and Darren Ford Shared Risks? The Top Six Issues Facing the Sharing EconomyBy Ambika K. Doran, Tom Wyrwich, and Dan Waggoner MLRC Roundtable: A Discussion of Big Changes at the FCCWith Christopher Savage, Berin Szoka, Phillip Berenbroick