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Virtual Legality Episode 490

Ohio Sues Itself: AG Seeks Treatment of Google as "Public Utility"

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1m Jun 9, 2021
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Should Google, Facebook, Twitter, and more be treated as "public utilities"? Common carriers of information subject to unified and often significant government regulatory measures?

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost seems to think so, and he's asked the Ohio court system to affirm his beliefs. But what about the Ohio laws that say Internet information services are specifically exempt? And the power of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to determine what regulations should apply even if they're not?

Seems that AG Yost would cut down every law in England to get at the devil, but we wouldn't…in Virtual Legality.

#Google #Ohio #Lawsuit


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Discussed in this episode:
Ohio vs Google
Filed June 8, 2021
https://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Files/Briefing-Room/News-Releases/Filed-Complaint-(Time-Stamped).aspx

Ohio Revised Statutes
https://codes.ohio.gov/ohio-revised-code/section-2721.02
https://codes.ohio.gov/ohio-revised-code/section-4905.04
https://codes.ohio.gov/ohio-revised-code/section-4905.05
https://codes.ohio.gov/ohio-revised-code/section-4905.02
https://codes.ohio.gov/ohio-revised-code/section-4905.03
https://codes.ohio.gov/ohio-revised-code/section-4901.23

"JOSEPH R. BIDEN, JR., PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, ET AL. v. KNIGHT FIRST AMENDMENT INSTITUTE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY"
Decided April 5, 2021
https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/20-197_5ie6.pdf

"Terms and definitions"
47 CFR 51.5
https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/47/51.5

"Definitions"
47 USC 153
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/47/153


"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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