47 USC 230 Trifecta of Cases–Friendfinder, e360insight, iBrattleboro

By Eric Goldman 47 USC 230 cases have been coming at such a rapid clip that I’ve fallen behind. In this blog post, I’ll catch up on three recent cases: Friendfinder Doe v. Friendfinder Network, Inc., 2008 WL 803947 (D.N.H….

Online Advertising Conference Recap

By Eric Goldman Last Friday, the High Tech Law Institute and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology co-sponsored the Law & Business of Online Advertising conference. We had first-rate panelists and an enthusiastic audience of over 100 attendees. Rebecca…

March 2008 Quick Links, Part I

By Eric Goldman It’s a sign of my busy March/April that I am just now posting these… Reputation/47 USC 230 * I have a lot to say about the JuicyCampus story (AP, MSNBC, Chronicle of Higher Education). Unfortunately, I ran…

Pro-Zango Amicus Brief in Zango v. Kaspersky

By Eric Goldman The National Business Coalition on E-Commerce and Privacy has filed an amicus brief supporting Zango in Zango v. Kaspersky, the lawsuit over an anti-spyware vendor’s classification of third party software as “spyware.” I’m not familiar with this…

Roommates.com Denied 230 Immunity by Ninth Circuit En Banc (With My Comments)

By Eric Goldman Fair Housing Council of San Fernando Valley v. Roommates.com, LLC, 2008 WL 879293 (9th Cir. April 3, 2008) The Ninth Circuit has issued its en banc ruling in the Fair Housing Councils v. Roommates.com case upholding the…

Roommates.com Denied 230 Immunity by Ninth Circuit En Banc

By Eric Goldman Hot news! The Ninth Circuit en banc panel in the Roommates.com case upheld the 3 judge panel and issued an opinion, not surprisingly written by Judge Kozinski, saying that Roommates.com doesn’t qualify for immunity under 47 USC…

Recent 47 USC 230 Developments Talk

By Eric Goldman Today I gave a talk on recent 47 USC 230 developments (following on the popular “47 USC 230 Week” at the Technology & Marketing Law Blog a couple of weeks ago). I didn’t even really get into…

Zango’s Brief in Zango v. Kaspersky Ninth Circuit Appeal

By Eric Goldman Zango has filed its initial appellate brief in Zango v. Kaspersky [warning: 2.1MB file], the case addressing the liability of anti-spyware vendors for their classification decisions. Characteristically, Zango goes on the offensive, declaring that Kaspersky’s software is…

Craigslist Gets Seventh Circuit 230 Win in Fair Housing Act Case–Chicago Lawyers’ Committee v. Craigslist

By Eric Goldman Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law v. Craigslist, Inc., 2008 WL 681168 (7th Cir. March 14, 2008) Yesterday, I declared this week “47 USC 230 Week” at the Technology & Marketing Law Blog. The Seventh…

eBay Denied 230 Defense for Its Marketing Representations–Mazur v. eBay

By Eric Goldman Mazur v. eBay Inc., 2008 WL 618988 (N.D. Cal. March 4, 2008) I declared Monday “47 USC 230 Day” here at the Technology & Marketing Law Blog, but with this new case, I’m declaring it 47 USC…