This program reviews recent developments in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, including its basic principles and plaintiffs’ common attempts to work around its immunity. It also includes an in-depth look at the California Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in the Hassell v. Bird case and the new Federal Legislation, FOSTA, and concludes with Section 230 tips and best practices.
Kevin Vick, Partner, Jassy Vick Carolan LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Kevin is a litigator with extensive experience representing clients in the entertainment, media, internet and other industries. His trial experience includes successfully defending motion picture companies and talent agencies in jury and bench trials. His appellate experience includes successful representations of major internet, media and entertainment clients. He routinely litigates copyright, trademark,defamation, publicity rights, idea submission, invasion of privacy, Section 230, and anti-SLAPP matters, as well as business disputes involving breach of contract, trade secrets and partnerships. Kevin is a Trustee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Board of Trustees, and a Chair Emeritus of the Entertainment and Intellectual Property Section of the Bar Association. He has taught First Amendment law at the University of Southern California Law School. He has been named a Super Lawyer in Intellectual Property Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine since 2015. Kevin graduated with honors from Stanford University and Harvard Law School, and clerked for the Honorable Florence-Marie Cooper of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.