Content Moderation 04/30/2019

DMCA Notice and Takedown Just won’t work for Content Moderation

Carl Szabo
Carl Szabo Vice President and General Counsel

Anew argument for “reforming” content moderation law is replacing Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act with a Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notice and takedown for copyrighted material approach for all content moderation. In essence, the proposal would require platforms like Reddit or Yelp to takedown comments and reviews upon notice from the disparaged party — similar to the notice and take-down model for copyright.

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