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Virtual Legality Episode 390

Amazon Answers Parler Lawsuit! "No More Than A Meritless Claim"

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The "battle of the bans" heats up as Amazon responds to Parler's lawsuit, but did the Big Tech giant do enough to stave off a temporary restraining order?

Let's dive in.

The Amazon is a great river, sure, but our favorite might be 'Denial'...in Virtual Legality.

#Parler #Amazon #Lawsuit


Discussed in this episode:

"The Parler vs Amazon Lawsuit: Do They Have a Case? (VL386)"
YouTube Video - January 12, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/9o1M60-2Hqo

Parler v Amazon Web Services
Filed January 11, 2021
https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/gov.uscourts.wawd_.294664.1.0_1.pdf

AWS Answer to Parler Request for TRO
Filed January 12, 2021
https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.wawd.294664/gov.uscourts.wawd.294664.10.0_1.pdf

"Trusts, etc., in restraint of trade illegal; penalty"
15 USC 1 (Sherman Act Section 1)
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/15/1

"How Trump’s internet built and broadcast the Capitol insurrection"
Vox (Recode) - January 8, 2020
https://www.vox.com/recode/22221285/trump-online-capitol-riot-far-right-parler-twitter-facebook

"AWS Customer Agreement"
Updated November 30, 2020
https://aws.amazon.com/agreement/

"AWS Acceptable Use Policy"
Updated September 16, 2016
https://aws.amazon.com/aup/

"Protection for private blocking and screening of offensive material"
47 USC 230
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/47/230


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

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Table of Contents

Timecode Title
00:00 Introduction
06:38 Amazon's Overview
15:27 The Facts (as Amazon Sees Them)
32:31 Amazon: Parler Will Not Win
43:23 Amazon: Fairness/Public Interest Supports Us
48:39 Amazon: Parler Will Not Suffer Irreparable Harm
49:50 Conclusion

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