This Comment explores the nature and purpose of the Communications Decency Act (CDA), the legislative upbringing, and the application of the CDA to Craigslist. It compares the CDA to approaches taken abroad through legislation and judicial proceedings. It explains, contrary to the one other commentator to broach the subject matter, how the CDA continues to provide robust protection to Craigslist. Finally, it explores potential avenues for redrafting the CDA as well as the difficulties and trade-offs associated with implementing such change.
Peter Adamo, Craigslist, the CDA, and Inconsistent International Standards Regarding Liability for Third-Party Postings on the Internet, Pace Int’l L. Rev. Online Companion, Feb. 2011, at 1.