Online privacy is becoming a major state’s rights issue. Illinois lawmakers are well on their way to passing a digital data privacy law, and now it looks like Maine is following in The Prairie State’s footsteps. Maine’s New Online Privacy Bill A bipartisan proposal marshaled...
The FTC may score a win, courtesy of the Ninth Circuit. The bench opted to revisit the FTC’s case against AT&T for allegedly throttling customer data. Technology law circles are buzzing about this case because if the judges rule in favor of AT&T, the decision...
Can websites track you and your behavior? Sure can. Online behavioral marketing (OBM) is commonplace, and most people now understand how cookies track Web activity. But increased use of OBM has also piqued consumer concerns. Who is doing the tracking? What information is being collected?...
Injunctions and temporary restraining orders – or TROs – provide an equitably remedy, for both civil and criminal wrongdoings.Broadly speaking, injunctions are court orders that compel individuals and business to either do something or stop doing something. Temporary restraining orders are granted if one party...
A temporary restraining order, over a supposed online harassment incident, hamstrung a Hawaiian Internet activist named Eric Ryan. In light of the recent headline, we thought we'd take the opportunity to review the basics of acquiring a TRO for online harassment. What Is A Temporary...
Let's review some basic domain dispute legal advice*. Big brands spend big bucks on cybersquatting and typosquatting prevention -- so says a whitepaper commissioned by NetNames. The study asserts that 1 in 28 webpages infringes in some way and that criminals and adult content providers...
After years of paying high royalty fees, it looks like Internet radio stations, like PANDORA, will get a big break in the way of the Internet Radio Fairness Act. If passed, online music streaming services will pay less fees. Rates For Internet Radio Compared To...
A Dutch court weighed in on a case about hyperlinking to leaked photos. It ruled that website GeenStjil was guilty of copyright infringement when it posted a link to unreleased Playboy photo shoot pics of Britt Dekker, a Dutch reality TV star. The decision mirrors...
In a seminal decision, the Arizona Supreme Court unanimously ruled that tattoos are expressions of protected free speech. The decision got us thinking: “Are online avatars considered free speech in the eyes of the court, too?” Court: Tattoos Are Free Speech In 2009, the Mesa City Council denied tattoo...
Judge Richard Posner ruled that MyVidster didn't embolden copyright infringement by encouraging video trading. In 2010, Flava Works, an adult entertainment production company, sued MyVidster and won an injunction. But by 2011, it had been overturned . People who ran"tube" websites cheered the decision; video...
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