The Supreme Court's Riley Decision Won't Change Much In The Field (Guest Blog Post)

The Supreme Court’s Riley Decision Won’t Change Much In The Field (Guest Blog Post)

[Eric's Note: This guest blog post is from my colleague Kyle Graham, who teaches and writes in the area of Criminal Procedure, Evidence and others. I'm pleased to share his expert take on the Riley ruling, followed by a few...

Section 230 Immunizes Website For Super-User's Doxxing--Internet Brands v. Jape

Section 230 Immunizes Website For Super-User’s Doxxing–Internet Brands v. Jape

Internet Brands runs a UGC website for boating enthusiasts. It gives some super-users the power to delete promotional posts, but “Spam deleters are not authorized to ban users, remove posts or delete discussion threads,” and they don’t get paid. Although…

Another Section 230 Win For Ripoff Report--Torati v. Hodak

Another Section 230 Win For Ripoff Report–Torati v. Hodak

Daniel Hodak posted negative comments about Hezi Torati to Ripoff Report. Torati sued Hodak and, in this ruling, asks for permission to add Ripoff Report and Ed Magedson as defendants. The court quickly shuts down this request. The court first…

Software Manufacturer Denied Section 230 Immunity--Hardin v. PDX

Software Manufacturer Denied Section 230 Immunity–Hardin v. PDX

Hardin suffered significant personal injuries due to the drug Lamotrigine. Hardin bought the drug from the grocery store Safeway’s pharmacy department. She claims that Safeway provided her with a partially redacted “monograph,” the lengthy “drug information pamphlet” that pharmacies provide…

More Proof That Facebook Isn't The Right Place To Bitch About Your Job--Talbot v. Desert View

More Proof That Facebook Isn’t The Right Place To Bitch About Your Job–Talbot v. Desert View

Joseph Talbot was a nurse at Desert View Care Center. Talbot posted to Facebook: Ever have one of those days where you’d like to slap the ever loving bat snot out of a patient who is just being a jerk…

EFF Pub Trivia Night Recap

EFF Pub Trivia Night Recap

Last Thursday, I participated in the 7th Annual EFF Pub Trivia Night at Bluxome Street Winery in SOMA. My photo album. The EFF’s Kurt Opsahl was our Master of Ceremonies (in a smoking jacket, no less) and main question-writer. Several…

Facebook Gets Easy Section 230 Win in DC Circuit--Klayman v. Facebook

Facebook Gets Easy Section 230 Win in DC Circuit–Klayman v. Facebook

A Facebook user posted an anti-Semitic page entitled “Third Palestinian Intifada.” Many people objected to the page, but Facebook allegedly dragged its feet before eventually removing the page. For reasons I’ve never fully understood, Klayman (a lawyer, naturally) felt wronged…

Plastic Surgeon's "Before & After" Photos Violate NY Publicity Rights--Manzione v. Mashkevich

Plastic Surgeon’s “Before & After” Photos Violate NY Publicity Rights–Manzione v. Mashkevich

Dr. Grigoriy Mashkevich performed rhinoplasty on Catherine Manzione and took before-and-after photos of Manzione. Confusingly, Manzione apparently signed two seemingly inconsistent form consent agreements regarding the photos. One said: I do not want my photos to be used. I understand…

Texas Appellate Court Erases Court Order To Erase Google Search Results

Texas Appellate Court Erases Court Order To Erase Google Search Results

The Texas Commission for Lawyer Discipline initiated a proceeding against lawyer Calvin Jackson of League City, Texas, but the commission later changed its mind and dropped the suit. Jackson then asked to expunge the action (what the court calls “expunction,”…

[Ad] New Publication Announcement: Data Protection Law Reporter

[Ad] New Publication Announcement: Data Protection Law Reporter

[Eric's introductory note: I'm running this post as a paid ad for a new publication called the Data Protection Law Reporter. This is the first time I've run a paid post like this. Why have I made this special accommodation?...