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FCC Proposes New Rules On Local Wireless Siting
Data Center Networks – Interview with Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin
What to expect from FCC Post-Governement Shutdown
Employer Social Media Policies – Interview with Mitch Danzig, Member, Member, Mintz Levin
Jason Maloni on Data Security
JOBS Act Implementation Regulations
Ernest DelBuono on Aviation
Jack Deschauer on Government Investigations
PODCAST - Inside Law - Public Policy Issues in 2013
Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?
Condo Owners and Dealing with Uncooperative Management Companies
Reserve Funds: Purposes and Common Mistakes
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Social Media At Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't? PODCAST - Inside Law
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
Serving Legal Documents Through Social Media
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
Via Section 230, the Communications Decency Act (CDA) provides broad immunity for service providers, hosts and website operators for claims stemming from their publication of information created by third parties....more
Introducing TCPA Connect -
On October 16, the FCC's updated Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) regulations finally took effect. The new rules pose significant challenges for companies seeking to communicate with...more
Lawyers often say that bad facts lead to bad law. Cases with outrageous fact patterns can drive a judge or jury to stretch the law and make outcome-based decisions in order to provide relief to a sympathetic party. Lawyers...more
Julia Child Foundation Whips Up Lawsuit Against Williams-Sonoma -
Williams-Sonoma illegally used the name and likeness of the late Julia Child more than 100 times in advertising, marketing, and promotional materials...more
How can a website operator lose the broad immunity for liability associated with user-generated content conferred by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA)?
Section 230 has been consistently interpreted by...more
On 5 September 2013 the District Court in Mönchengladbach rejected the claim brought by a history professor (plaintiff) against Google (defendant). The plaintiff’s claim for cease and desist targeted at the deletion of a link...more
Judge Alsup out of the Northern District of California recently issued a decision relating to HP's App Catalogue's (its online store) sale of an app called "Chubby Checker," an app that estimates the size of a male's anatomy...more
Provisions of the Nova Scotia Cyber-safety Act came into force today, as announced by the Minister of Justice of Nova Scotia....more
College sports is big business. Student-athletes generate truckloads of cash for their schools, but are prohibited by NCAA rules from sharing in the haul. In fact, if the student-athlete learns that someone is commercially...more
The court of Rome (Italy) held that Wikipedia is not liable for defamatory contents published by its users in a case involving contents published on Wikipedia regarding an Italian lawyer and former politician Mr. Cesare...more
TheDirty.com is not exactly deserving of sympathy. Much like Playboy and Hustler pushed the boundaries of the First Amendment in the past, rumor sites like TheDirty.com are pushing the limits of Section 230 immunity for...more
In 2012, we reported on a pair of district court decisions that, based on similar facts, split on whether defendant TheDirty.com, a gossip website, qualified for immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act...more
While the second special session is winding down (thank goodness), we will take a look at a couple more new laws impacting online media and technology in Texas. ...more
The latest in a series of National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) publications is the Guidelines for Managing the Security of Mobile Devices in the Enterprise (the “Guidelines”), a comprehensive document to...more
Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act (CDA) promotes the free flow of information on the internet. The statute seeks to ensure that website operators and other interactive computer services are not hampered by lawsuits...more
Overturning two lower court rulings the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) decided that the words added to a search term by Google’s autocomplete function can invade a person’s personality rights (VI ZR 269/12). Subject to...more
On May 15, 2013, in a case filed against Google by an entrepreneur selling dietary supplements and cosmetics (the “Plaintiff”), the German Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe (Bundesgerichtshof, the “Federal Court”) ruled...more
The British Columbia Supreme Court recently granted an order permitting substituted service on anonymous users of several Internet-based forums in a defamation action....more
It’s hard to start a lawsuit when you don’t know who you’re suing. What can potential claimants do when they have been wronged but lack the essential information necessary to start a lawsuit? ...more
Gatto v. United Air Lines, Inc., 2013 WL 1285285 (D.N.J. Mar. 25, 2013).
In this personal injury dispute, the defendants sought spoliation sanctions arising out of the plaintiff’s destruction of relevant social media...more
In this issue:
- FTC Chairwoman Addresses AAF’s Advertising on the Hill Day, Provides Broad Guidance
- Bringing a Legal Challenge? Expect One in Return
- NAD Says Doctor-Recommended Claims Need a Second...more
The scourge of online defamation poses enforcement challenges for victims. So much so that there may be a temptation to begin looking for gatekeepers. The direction of the law appears to be ready to assist....more
In October 2012, we told you about the case of Eagle v. Edcomm, Inc. pertaining to whether an employee’s LinkedIn account belongs to the employee (Linda Eagle) or to her employer (Edcomm). At that time, the United States...more
The use of social means to engage in defamation is nothing new. Indeed, defamation requires the very social element of publication. Social media - Facebook pages or posts, tweets, blogs and online comments - merely make...more