More Defendants Win Keyword Advertising Lawsuits

More Defendants Win Keyword Advertising Lawsuits

I’m reporting results in keyword advertising lawsuits as I see them. TL;DR: defendants keep winning. Two more rulings supporting that proposition: CollegeSource, Inc. v. AcademyOne, Inc., 2015 WL 469041 (3d Cir. Feb. 5, 2015). (some citations ommitted) See my blog…

Blogiversary Celebration Part 3: How the Blogosphere Has Evolved

Blogiversary Celebration Part 3: How the Blogosphere Has Evolved

We’re continuing our celebration of the blog’s 10 year anniversary. I asked the following question: What do you think is the most significant change to the blogosphere since 2005? Some responses: Anupam Chander: The loss of Chander.com as a blog,…

Blogiversary Celebration Part 2: About the Blog's Impact

Blogiversary Celebration Part 2: About the Blog’s Impact

Yesterday, we celebrated the blog’s 10 year anniversary. I apologize in advance for the self-serving nature of this post, but I wanted to know from blog readers: Tell us an anecdote about how the blog has made a difference to…

Happy 10th Blogiversary! (Blogiversary Celebration Part 1)

Happy 10th Blogiversary! (Blogiversary Celebration Part 1)

Today, we’re celebrating the 10th year anniversary of this blog! This is the first of a four-part series celebrating 10 years of blogging. A Short History of the Blog The blog traces its roots to my Internet Law course at…

Google Isn't Liable For Including Unlicensed Locksmiths in Directories--Baldino's Lock v. Google

Google Isn’t Liable For Including Unlicensed Locksmiths in Directories–Baldino’s Lock v. Google

Some states, including Virginia, require locksmiths to obtain state-issued licenses. Baldino’s Lock & Key, a licensed locksmith, is unhappy about being on the same search results pages as unlicensed locksmiths. It sued Google and various business directory providers for commingling…

Are Facebook Photos More Discoverable In Litigation Than Other Social Media Content? (Forbes Cross-Post)

Are Facebook Photos More Discoverable In Litigation Than Other Social Media Content? (Forbes Cross-Post)

Social media posts often play an important part in litigation. Posts can provide more insight into the truth than a litigant’s “official” story in court. A 2009 case stands out: a woman was accused of illegally racing on a freeway…

Reports on Expunged Arrest Can't Be Erased From the Internet--Martin v. Hearst

Reports on Expunged Arrest Can’t Be Erased From the Internet–Martin v. Hearst

We don’t have a “right to be forgotten” here in the United States, so plaintiffs are experimenting with doctrinal workarounds to achieve the same outcomes. As today’s case illustrates, those workarounds are destined to fail. Lorraine Martin was arrested in…

One Is Not Enough, How Many Is Too Many? How Many Countries’ Copyright Laws Should and Actually Do Apply to Copyright Infringements on the Internet? (Guest Blog Post)

One Is Not Enough, How Many Is Too Many? How Many Countries’ Copyright Laws Should and Actually Do Apply to Copyright Infringements on the Internet? (Guest Blog Post)

By  Marketa Trimble By now, activities on the internet should have generated a very large number of cases in which copyright owners claimed simultaneous infringements of their copyrights in multiple countries – claims based on the copyright laws of each…

Top 10 Internet Law Developments of 2014 (Forbes Cross-Post)

Top 10 Internet Law Developments of 2014 (Forbes Cross-Post)

It’s time for my annual recap of the top Internet Law developments of the year. #10: Copyright Fair Use Tilts To Defense. Larry Lessig has famously said that “fair use in America simply means the right to hire a lawyer…

Chicago State University Professors Fight Back Against University's Efforts To Shut Down Their Blog (Guest Blog Post)

Chicago State University Professors Fight Back Against University’s Efforts To Shut Down Their Blog (Guest Blog Post)

By Guest Blogger Stephen F. Diamond Earlier this month, two faculty activists at Chicago State University (CSU) prevailed against a motion to dismiss a lawsuit they had filed in federal court against CSU’s President, Vice President of Labor and Legal…