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…

eBay Wins Huge Ruling in Tiffany Case

By Eric Goldman Tiffany (NJ) Inc. v. eBay Inc., No 04 Civ. 4607 (RJS) (SDNY July 14, 2008) In a 66 page ruling that I haven’t had time to digest, the judge appears to have completely accepted eBay’s arguments in…

June 2008 Quick Links

By Eric Goldman Trademarks/Domain Names * Utah Lighthouse Ministry v. Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research, 2008 WL 22043807 (10th Cir. May 29, 2008). CMLP writeup. Nice 10th Circuit win for a gripe site against trademark infringement and cybersquatting. This…

Consumer Complaint Site Defeats Lawsuit By Unhappy Vendor–Nemet v. ConsumerAffairs.com

By Eric Goldman [Note: I’m back from my vacation. For a short recap of my experience, see my FAQs about my trip to the Hulahula River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.] Nemet Chevrolet Ltd. v. ConsumerAffairs.com, Inc., 2008 WL…

Rights in Copies vs. Copyright

Prince’s entanglement with Radiohead, YouTube, and a video bootlegger leads to much debate over just what’s in copyright law and a YouTube nightmare scenario. By Ethan Ackerman Copyright bloggers were privileged to a few laughs recently when Prince’s music label,…

Google Sued for Running Ads for “Fraudulent Mobile Subscription Services”–Goddard v. Google

By Eric Goldman Goddard v. Google, Inc., Case No. 108CV111658 (Cal. Super. Ct. complaint dated April 30, 2008). Google’s notice of removal to federal court C08 02738 (N.D. Cal. removal notice dated May 30, 2008). [warning: 1.5MB file. Google’s notice…

May 2008 Quick Links, Part 2

By Eric Goldman Copyright * Google says it isn’t settling the Viacom lawsuit (I don’t believe it). * Interesting juxtaposition: (1) Chronicle of Higher Education: How It Does It: The RIAA Explains How It Catches Alleged Music Pirates and (2)…

Keyword Law Talk at MLRC

By Eric Goldman Last week I spoke at the Legal Frontiers in Digital Media conference at Stanford, organized by the Media Law Resource Center. The topic was online advertising, and I was allotted 10 minutes to recap the state of…

Zango Files Reply Brief in Zango v. Kaspersky

By Eric Goldman Zango has filed its reply brief in Zango v. Kaspersky [warning: 3+ MB file]. Some points that caught my attention: * the brief starts out by quoting one of Kozinski’s unfortunate rhetorical detours in Roommates.com that 230…