Web Hosting Provider Liability for Malicious Content

WEB HOSTING PROVIDER LIABILITY FOR MALICIOUS CONTENT  | White Paper  |  August 3, 2011  |  A Cyberlaw Clinic student and Clinic client, StopBadware, working with Clinic Assistant Director Christopher Bavitz, prepared this white paper (pdf) as a complement to StopBadware’s Best Practices for Web Hosting Providers:  Responding to Badware Reports (pdf).  The paper addresses legal liability issues that relate to the hosting of malicious content and, specifically, the applicability of Section 230(c) of the Communications Decency Act to webhosts that host malicious content.

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