Blogspot Sued for Dead Blogger’s Content–Davis v. Google

By Eric Goldman Davis v. Google, 09 CH 15753 (Cook County Ct. complaint filed April 9, 2009) Venkat sent a very interesting lawsuit this morning that raises some complex policy issues. The complaint alleges that Sean Healy created a blog…

Q1 2009 Quick Links, Part 4

By Eric Goldman Security * Massachusetts Data Security regulations were amended. * In Facebook v. Power.com, Facebook brought another lawsuit to block extraction of user data from the site (similar to the Facebook v. ConnectU lawsuit). Venkat, Masnick, News.com, NYT,…

Q1 2009 Quick Links, Part 3

By Eric Goldman Blogging and Social Networking Sites * A new version of the EFF Legal Guide to Blogging. While you’re there, consider joining EFF as a member. The EFF does first-rate work, and they can use all the support…

Q1 2009 Quick Links, Part 2

By Eric Goldman Trademarks/Domain Names * The ridiculous Jones Day v. BlockShopper case settled. The settlement agreement. The ABA Journal and Legal Blog Watch stories. Commentary from CMLP, Paul Levy, Tom O’Toole. * The trial court denouement of the S&L…

Margreth Barrett on Rescuecom v. Google

By Eric Goldman [Eric’s note: my email in-box is bulging with emails trying to sort out last Friday’s Second Circuit decision in Rescuecom v. Google. I got the email below from Margreth Barrett, a law professor at UC Hastings who…

Boring v. Google Reconsideration Motion Denied

By Eric Goldman Boring v. Google Inc., 2009 WL 931181 (W.D. Pa. April 6, 2009) [I’m not quite sure why so many people are interested in this lawsuit. Maybe it’s because of the oddly (and aptly?) named plaintiffs; or because…

Q1 2009 Quick Links, Part 1 (Copyright Edition)

By Eric Goldman [Note: for a couple of years, I have grouped items that didn’t warrant a full blog post into a monthly “quick links” post. As you can infer, one month has now stretched to three months, which severely…

Q1 2009 CAN-SPAM Quick Recaps

by Ethan Ackerman While it seems most CAN-SPAM watchers (and even traditional media, apparently) await the results of key 9th Circuit and California Supreme Court cases, CAN-SPAM rulings in lower courts and in other Circuits continue to trickle in. Two…

47 USC 230 Talk at Fordham

By Eric Goldman A couple weeks ago, I gave a 12 minute talk at Fordham Law School as part of a day-long conference on intermediaries. My talk notes: ___ 230(c)(1) means websites and other actors aren’t liable for third party…

Ochoa on Golan v. Holder and Copyright Restoration

By Tyler Ochoa [Eric's note: my colleague Tyler Ochoa is an expert on copyright law (among other things), and I've occasionally posted contributions from him before. This time, he weighs in on the Golan decision from Friday.] The U.S. District…