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What is Stratton Oakmont, Inc. v. Prodigy Services Co.?

Stratton Oakmont, Inc. v. Prodigy Services Co., 1995 WL 323710 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 1995), is a 1995 U.S. New York Supreme Court decision which held that online service providers could be held liable for the speech of their users. The result of the case is central to the rationale behind passage of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, aimed to allow internet service providers to avoid liability for user content on their services while still giving them the means for removing illegal content.

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Straton Oakmont Inc. & Daniel Porush v. Prodigy Services CompanyStraton Oakmont Incorporated & Daniel Porush v. Prodigy Services Company

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