Peter Afrasiabi discusses online liability and the federal safe harbors that relate to the world of Yelp and YouTube. In the process, he reviews tort liability for online service providers under the Communications Decency Act, addressing the current case law and cases on each side of the line of immunity. He also addresses copyright infringement principles in the internet world, addressing the most current case law under Digital Millennium Copyright Act and how the safe harbors work to protect online service providers...and where they don't.
Peter Afrasiabi, Partner, One LLP, Newport Beach, CA
Peter is a founding partner at One, LLP, and focuses his practice on copyright, patent, trademark and entertainment litigation. In addition, he is a professor and the Director of the Appellate Clinic at University of California, Irvine School of Law. Peter graduated from University of California, Los Angeles and University of Southern California Gould School of Law.