Google Wins Cookie Privacy Lawsuit

Google Wins Cookie Privacy Lawsuit

In re Google Inc. Cookie Placement Consumer Privacy Litigation, MDL Civ No. 12-2358 (D. Del. Oct. 9, 2013) [pdf] The factual background in the court’s order is fairly brief. In a nutshell, plaintiffs sued Google, along with advertisers and networks,…

Want To Avoid Defaming Someone Online? Link To Your Sources (Forbes Cross-Post)

Want To Avoid Defaming Someone Online? Link To Your Sources (Forbes Cross-Post)

Adelson v. Harris, 2013 WL 5420973 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 30, 2013) When you are tweeting or Facebooking, you probably don’t think much about your risk of being sued for defamation. Fortunately, such lawsuits are rare. Unfortunately, even quickly written and seemingly…

Landlord May Be Liable When A Tenant's Facebook Harassment Leads To A Rape (Forbes Cross-Post)

Landlord May Be Liable When A Tenant’s Facebook Harassment Leads To A Rape (Forbes Cross-Post)

Lindsay P. v. Towne Property Asset Management, 2013-Ohio-4124 (Ohio Ct. App. Sept. 23, 2013). If you’re a landlord, what should you do if you learn that a resident is harassing another tenant on Facebook or other social media websites? If…

Police Officer's Facebook Venting Isn't Protected By The First Amendment--Gresham v. Atlanta

Police Officer’s Facebook Venting Isn’t Protected By The First Amendment–Gresham v. Atlanta

Gresham v. City of Atlanta, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 20961 (11th Cir. Oct. 17, 2013). [Post by Venkat Balasubramani] Gresham was a law enforcement officer. She complained on Facebook about the alleged unethical interference by a department investigator in an…

Check Out the New Blog Design!

Check Out the New Blog Design!

By Eric Goldman Over the weekend, we converted the blog from Movable Type to WordPress.  If you haven’t had a chance to check out the new page layout, I encourage you to do so.  You can see the difference by…

Some Exciting Changes to the Blog–PLEASE READ

I don’t often make purely administrative posts, so let me start by thanking you for reading the blog. Whether you’re a long-time reader or a relative newcomer, it means a lot to me that you’re willing to share a portion…

California's New Law Shows It's Not Easy To Regulate Revenge Porn (Forbes Cross-Post)

California’s New Law Shows It’s Not Easy To Regulate Revenge Porn (Forbes Cross-Post)

California enacted a new law against “revenge” porn, sometimes called “involuntary” porn. SB 255, codified as California Penal Code 647(j)(4). The law says it is “disorderly conduct” for a defendant to take intimate and confidential recordings, such as photos or…

CFP: Fourth Internet Law Work-in-Progress Symposium, NYC, March 8, 2014

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS ******************************************************** Fourth Internet Law Work-in-Progress Symposium March 8, 2014, New York Law School ******************************************************** The Institute for Information Law and Policy at New York Law School and the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University…

How California's New 'Do-Not-Track' Law Will Hurt Consumers (Forbes Cross-Post)

How California’s New ‘Do-Not-Track’ Law Will Hurt Consumers (Forbes Cross-Post)

California enacted a new law (AB 370) requiring many websites to disclose more information about how they track users. Websites that collect personal information about their users must disclose (1) how they respond to a web browser’s “do not track”…

Regional Trademark Owner Can't Block Junior User's Internet Presence--Dudley v. HealthSource (Catch-up Post)

Regional Trademark Owner Can’t Block Junior User’s Internet Presence–Dudley v. HealthSource (Catch-up Post)

[Eric's note: I hoped to blog this at Forbes last year and just ran out of time. The case addresses such a classic Internet trademark law question that it's worth sharing even at this late date.] Dudley v. Healthsource Chiropractic,…