California’s AB-5: What is It and Why Should You Care?

AB 5 was introduced by California assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez and endorsed by Governor Gavin Newsom. It was approved by the California State Senate 29–11 on a party-line vote, by the Assembly 56–15, and signed by Governor Gavin Newsom on September 18, 2019. It took effect January 1, 2020 (,took%20effect%20January%201%2C%202020.) The law codifies the so-called “ABC test”, … Read More

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Defamation and Social Media

Initially Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act  47 U.S.C. § 230, a Provision of the Communication Decency Act of 1996, was intended to protect platforms, reviewing apps and other publishers from being legally responsible to monitor each and every post of their users. Section 230 has also been determined to provide some protection to … Read More