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Virtual Legality Episode 391

Parler's Legal Response to Amazon - Stretching the Truth

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It's a response to a response in the "battle of the bans", but does Parler perhaps go a bit to far in describing Amazon's contract rights and the applicability of CDA 230 (among other things)?

Let's dive in.

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#Parler #Amazon #Lawsuit


Discussed in this episode:

"The Parler vs Amazon Lawsuit: Do They Have a Case? (VL386)"
YouTube Video - January 12, 2021 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/9o1M60-2Hqo

"Amazon Answers Parler Lawsuit! "No More Than A Meritless Claim" (VL390)"
YouTube Video - January 14, 2021 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/7IpasJbo6rY

Parler Response to Amazon
Filed January 13, 2021
https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/29095511/21/parler-llc-v-amazon-web-services-inc/

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

"AWS Customer Agreement"
Updated November 30, 2020
https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/29095511/1/2/parler-llc-v-amazon-web-services-inc/

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

"Parler's CEO John Matze is 'confident' the controversial social-media platform will fully return by the end of January, after Amazon booted it offline"
Business Insider - January 18, 2021
https://www.businessinsider.com/parler-offline-ceo-john-matze-return-online-january-website-amazon-2021-1


"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
03:02 Parler's Opening Statements
07:02 Did Amazon Breach its Agreement?
24:00 Did Amazon Interfere with Other Agreements?
25:25 Did Amazon violate Antitrust Law?
28:45 Misreading CDA 230
37:38 Finishing Strong
42:00 Conclusion (The Future of Parler)

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