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David Ardia on comments

David Ardia is the director of the Citizen Media Law Project at Harvard. He spoke on a panel in Worcester last November and gave a great summation of CDA 230 and the legal protections newspapers are granted to moderate comments on their sites.

I had forgotten this session was videotaped until seeing a Tweet from Patrick Beeson: @patrickbeeson Yes, you can police comments on your news site and not get sued: http://bit.ly/Fk3u

Watching the beginning of the video – I thought it all seemed familiar. Then I realized I was on the panel and (off screen) was sitting two seats to the right of Ardia. There must be some term for that – maybe deja view.  That would be a case of deja vu caused by viewing a video of an event that you forgot you had witnessed live.

The video was recorded and posted by Josh Benton at the Neiman Journalism Lab at Harvard.

David Ardia, on legal liability for comments online from Nieman Journalism Lab on Vimeo.