The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet: Ackerman’s Review of Daniel Solove’s Newest Book on Privacy and the Internet

My slightly incented [FN1] take on Dan Solove’s most recent book: The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet. by Ethan Ackerman Unfortunately, I have to advise against beginning to read this book late on a Friday…

Search Redirection Tool Could Be Trespass to Chattels–Burgess v. EForce

By Eric Goldman Burgess v. EForce Media, Inc., 2007 WL 3355369 (W.D.N.C. Nov. 9, 2007) Every now and then a consumer goes on a me-vs.-the-world bender and decides to unilaterally save society by suing everyone in sight. Burgess’ anger over…

Roommates.com Amici Curiae Briefs

By Eric Goldman Amici curiae briefs were filed in the Ninth Circuit Roommates.com appeal by: * a variety of Internet companies such as Google, eBay and Amazon plus non-profit organizations such as the EFF * various news organizations * the…

Online Word of Mouth and its Implications for Trademark Law

By Eric Goldman I’ve posted my latest academic work, Online Word of Mouth and its Implications for Trademark Law, to the web. This is a chapter in a book edited by Graeme Dinwoodie and Mark Janis containing contributions from leading…

Google and Yahoo Sued for Hosting Content That Allegedly Infringes Trademarks–(ISC)2 v. Degraphenreed

By Eric Goldman International Information Systems Security Certifications Consortium v. Degraphenreed, 2:07 CV 1195 (S.D. Ohio complaint filed Nov. 16, 2007) International Information Systems Security Certifications Consortium (“ISC2″) offers a professional designation entitled “Certified Information Systems Security Professional,” or “CISSP”…

The Victorian Internet

By Eric Goldman Tom Standage, The Victorian Internet (1998). Find it at Half.com and Amazon [the Amazon link is an affiliate link] As you might infer, I’m not at the cutting-edge of reading books. I don’t read that many books…

Geolocation and A Bordered Cyberspace

By Eric Goldman I recently gave a talk on the general theme of the future of e-commerce, and I was allowed to take the topic in any direction. I decided to talk a little about the propagation of geolocation technology…

Google Resists Subpoena for Keyword Ad Purchases–Connor Sport Court v. Google

By Eric Goldman Connor Sport Court International, Inc. v. Google Inc., CV-06-3066 PHX JAT // CV 07-80252 (N.D. Cal. motion to compel filed Oct. 31, 2007) This summer, I reported on trademark litigation between Connor Sport Court and Rhino Court….

Ripoff Report Gets Mixed 230 Ruling–Children of America v. Magedson

By Eric Goldman Children of America, Inc. v. Magedson, CV 2007-003720 (Arizona Superior Ct. Oct. 24, 2007) In a ruling reminiscent of Hy Cite v. badbusinessbureau, an Arizona trial court dismissed a plaintiff’s defamation claims against Ripoff Report based on…

Chandler on Regulating Search Engine Bias

By Eric Goldman I find the topic of search engine bias especially fascinating because it seems to bring out strong pro-regulatory sympathies in many people. Just about every academic (other than me) who has written on the topic has sought…