Information regarding the May 15 panel is listed below:
Current Trends in Website Operator Liability
Time: 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Location: The Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
Presented by: CBA Cyber Law & Data Privacy Committee
Experience Level: Intermediate
MCLE Credit: 3.75 IL MCLE Credits
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Providers of internet based services such as video sharing platforms, auction sites and communications forums are frequently targeted by plaintiffs seeking redress for content posted by users to those services. For example, YouTube has been the target of numerous copyright infringement lawsuits, eBay has been accused of facilitating widespread trafficking in counterfeit and infringing goods, and MySpace has been criticized for not doing enough to protect its users from real-world harassment and abuse. The question of whether and to what extent the intermediary should be responsible for the unlawful conduct of its users is a perennial question of internet law. This seminar will explore these issues from a variety of viewpoints.