Dozier Internet Law represents businesses in online litigation matters. We are dealing with issues in real, live disputes everyday and debating with opposing attorneys the nuances of the laws, and briefing and arguing issues in the Courts around the country. There is a hotly debated issue surrounding Communications Decency Act liability, and our long standing interpretation is pretty much being confirmed by the courts as decisions come down that editing content can put your immunity for third party content at risk.
Professor Eric Goldman, who claims to be a Section 230 scholar, continues to grossly mistate the law as it relates to immunity, claiming that "editing doesn't matter" in the analysis, even going so far as to post a rebuttal to my interview with wired.com on the Twitter situation. I am not sure why the Eric Goldman types, almost universally liberal, free speech expansionists feigning expertise in these types of issues as "scholars", cannot grasp the concepts involved in CDA immunity analysis, do not understand the roomates.com case, and feel a need to attack those who dare disagree with them. Perhaps it is the inability to see both sides of an argument...it is easy to believe yourself when you are teaching law students and your interpretations are being blindly accepted. Dozier Internet Law litigates these issues, and our positions are vigorously vetted by the opposition and judges in the process.
Beware of the online advice, comments, and positions of the professorial types. They are disconnected from the reality of litigation and business, and surrounded by other liberal minded "scholars" and students who slap them on the back and agree with often ludicrous and extreme contentions. I would bet you that if your business followed the advice of these professor types, you would be out of business by now, having been brought to your knees by expensive litigation.
Eric Goldman reminds me of the saying among lawyers about law school professors: If you cannot practice law, you can always try to teach it.