Our last webinar’s session focused on on-line media piracy, in particular on the legal issues raised by IPTV boxes, Vines and Virtual Private Networks (VPN) in various jurisdictions including Italy....
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Reversing the dismissal of a negligent failure to warn action, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals carved out a key exception to the immunity afforded to website operators under the Communications Decency Act (CDA)....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
On May 15, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada granted a motion to stay discovery pending adjudication of the motion to dismiss on the grounds that it likely lacked personal and specific jurisdiction over the...more
A former high school teacher and NFL cheerleader sleeps with her student. She faces widespread scorn, including scathing Internet comments. Despite the scorn, she becomes engaged to the student....more
An announcement from the UK justice minister has confirmed that the new Defamation Act ("the Act") will take effect from 1 January 2014.1 The Act makes major changes to existing defamation laws in the UK and will seek to curb...more
Courts in Kentucky and Maryland — in a pair of cases involving the saucy website thedirty.com — have broken new ground by suggesting that website operators can waive immunity under the Communications Decency Act (CDA) for...more
In This Issue:
- Written Contracts and the Statute of Limitations...Page 1
- Website Owners: Who is Liable for Third Party Postings on Your Website?...Page 2
- Business Tort Brings Sanctions...Page 3
A recent Fairfax County defamation case involving a consumer’s scathing postings against a contractor on Yelp and Angie’s List raises the issue as to who can be held liable for postings made by third parties.
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