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Internet liability rules applicable to Wikipedia are different from the ones with which YouTube has to comply according to the Court of Rome as Wikipedia has now been declared not liable to for the defamatory contents...more
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- Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Holds Foreign Manufacturer Which Pled Meritorious Personal Jurisdiction Defense in Answer, But Did Not Move to Dismiss, Forfeited Defense By Participating in...more
In a recent federal case, section 75-1.1 made the difference between the plaintiff recovering nothing and recovering almost two million dollars. This outcome underscores two key features of section 75-1.1...more
In a recent decision subject to multiple flaws, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts refused to dismiss a suit against the manufacturer of an investigational drug and medical device used in a...more
From the land of Wayne Newton and Brittney Spears comes news of an interesting lawsuit implicating the Nevada anti-SLAPP statute. Techdirt.com explains that the lawsuit, Opinion Corporation d/b/a PissedConsumer.com v. Nevada...more
In August of 2013, this blog wrote about the case Jones v. Dirty World Entertainment Recordings, LLC, 965 F. Supp. 2d 818 (E.D. Ky. 2013) ("Jones I"). As described then, Jones I dealt with the following set of facts...more
Yelp.com (Yelp) labels itself an "online urban guide." Specifically, the website allows users to write reviews about experiences at businesses they've visited. It also permits users to browse the posted reviews.
In an important decision issued today, the Sixth Circuit held that the operators of www.TheDirty.com could not be held liable for postings by third parties on the website. The decision reversed the decision of the Eastern...more
On June 16th, 2014, the Sixth Circuit reversed the lower court’s holding that the gossip site, TheDirty.com, was responsible for its users’ defamatory posts and could not rely on immunity under CDA Section 230. The appeals...more
In This Issue:
Judgments, Legislation and Reports.
Excerpt from Reports:
Queensland. Department of Health -
3 June 2014 - Strong plan delivers improving health services. The Health budget for...more
Can there be a “Right to Be Forgotten” Law in the U.S.? The “right to be forgotten” in the online sphere has recently been protected by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), the highest court in the European Union. According...more
Q. Are customer comments posted on consumer review websites protected speech under the First Amendment or are individuals who post opinions potentially subjecting themselves to a libel lawsuit?
A. While the First...more
Two weeks ago, in Vazquez v. Buhl, the Appeals Court of Connecticut affirmed dismissal of a defamation claim against CNBC for hyperlinking to an online report by journalist Teri Buhl. The Court held that, although CNBC...more
In This Issue:
Judgments, Legislation, and Reports.
- Excerpt from Judgments: Commonwealth -
13 May 2014 - Sklavos v Australasian College of Dermatologists  FCA 476 -
This was a Federal...more
The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), codified at 18 U.S.C. § 1030 et seq, is a criminal statute that forbids, among other things, "intentionally access[ing] a protected computer, without authorization" when the access...more
One author's view on how to determine the answer that may surprise you....more
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Judgments; Legislation; and Reports.
New South Wales (NSW)-
6 May 2014 - Health Care Complaints Commission v Khalsa (No 2)  NSWCATOD 47 -
This was an application...more
Last week, the Third District Court of Appeal resolved any questions concerning the applicability of the Daubert standard in Florida following the legislative changes to Florida's evidence code in July 2013. ...more
Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones, are slowly being integrated into U.S. and international airspace systems. Despite current legal and regulatory limitations on their use for civilian purposes, governmental and...more
In This Issue:
Judgments; Legislation; and Reports:
Excerpt from JUDGMENTS-
New South Wales -
2 May 2014 - Health Care Complaints Commission v Qasim  NSWCATOD 42 -
This was a...more
The Rise of Cyber Attacks -
On October 3, 2013, Adobe Systems Inc., the computer software giant responsible for staple software products such as Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop, announced that its security team had...more
As detailed on this blog before, the immunity from "publisher or speaker" liability for interactive computer service providers under the Communications Decency Act (CDA) is broad and generally encompasses a wide variety of...more
In recent years, causes of action for “failure to train,” or allegations predicated on a duty to train, have been on the rise in cases against medical device manufacturers. Historically, however, such claims and allegations...more
9th Circuit Pulls the Shades Down on “Shine the Light” Lawsuit -
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently rejected an appeal of a district court’s dismissal of a claim made under California’s “Shine the Light,”...more
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