Still Not Copyright: Para-Copyright Revisited–Blueport v. US

Another friendly reminder that not everything related to copyright is copyright. By Ethan Ackerman The Copyright Act is a curious critter. Litigants seem to keep finding ways to get unexpectedly drawn into it when they don’t want to and ways…

“But United is a major provider of Airline Tickets”

By Eric Goldman I got the following postcard solicitation in the mail yesterday: (Click on it to see a larger size). There are a number of goofy things about this postcard, including the language that I am “now ON RECORD”…

Relevancy Trumps Creepiness, and Some Thoughts About Behavioral Targeting

By Eric Goldman On Monday I spoke on a panel at OMMA Behavioral. See the MediaPost recaps (1, 2, 3, 4). The crowd was buzzing about Dave Morgan’s earlier remarks (which I didn’t hear) that behavioral targeting is “creepy,” and…

Teaching Cyberlaw Article

By Eric Goldman As part of the recent St. Louis University Law Journal’s issue on Teaching Intellectual Property Law, I published a short article entitled “Teaching Cyberlaw.” The abstract: “Over the past dozen years, Cyberlaw courses have become a staple…

American Airlines and Google Settle Keyword Advertising Lawsuit

By Eric Goldman American Airlines and Google have settled American Airlines’ trademark lawsuit over Google’s sale of keyword advertising. The settlement terms are confidential. See the unenlightening stipulation and the judge’s dismissal order. The Justia page. The Bloomberg News story….

Print-on-Demand “Publisher” Isn’t Liable for Book Contents–Sandler v. Calcagni

By Eric Goldman Sandler v. Calcagni, 2008 WL 2761892 (D. Me. July 16, 2008). The Justia page. I’ve previously blogged about the probable inapplicability of 47 USC 230 to CafePress and its competitors because of their offline publication onto physical…

GoDaddy Gets 230 Defense for Web Hosting–Kruska v. Perverted Justice Foundation

By Eric Goldman Kruska v. Perverted Justice Foundation Inc., 2008 WL 2705377 (D. Ariz. July 9, 2008). The CMLP page with lots of source material. GoDaddy allegedly hosted some third party websites that said some not-nice things about Kruska (calling…

eBay Denied 230(c)(2) Defense Over Counterfeit Coin Policing

By Eric Goldman National Numismatic Certification, LLC. v. eBay, Inc., 2008 WL 2704404 (M.D. Fla. July 8, 2008) This is the fourth time in a week that I’m blogging about an eBay lawsuit (see the Windsor Auctions, Tiffany and StubHub…

StubHub Denied 230 in Hannah Montana Ticket Scalping Case–Hill v. StubHub

By Eric Goldman Hill v. StubHub, 07 CVS 11310 (N.C. Superior Ct. July 14, 2008) [note: I believe this is in NC's special "business court"] I don’t even have a tweener daughter (yet), but as a legal scholar, I am…

Tiffany v. eBay District Court Opinion Analysis

By Eric Goldman Tiffany (NJ) Inc. v. eBay Inc., No 04 Civ. 4607 (RJS) (S.D.N.Y. July 14, 2008) It took most of the day, but I’ve finally read through the 66 page book in the Tiffany v. eBay case, and…