Call for Projects/Papers/Participation for 8th Annual Internet Law Works-in-Progress Conference, NYLS, March 24, 2018

Call for Projects/Papers/Participation for 8th Annual Internet Law Works-in-Progress Conference, NYLS, March 24, 2018

Eighth Annual Internet Law Works-in-Progress, March 24, 2018, at New York Law School Colleagues: It is my honor to invite you to participate in the Eighth Annual Internet Law Works-in-Progress Conference at New York Law School on March 24, 2018. This conference series,…

1H 2017 Quick Links, Part 9 (Justice System, Social Media, Miscellaneous)

Justice System * Paleteria La Michoacana, Inc. v. Productos Lacteos Tocumbo S.A., No. 11-1623 (D.D.C. Mar. 30, 2017): “The Court notes that a growing number of legal scholars are turning to blogs and other online media to publish their work…

1H 2017 Quick Links, Part 8 (Trump, Immigration)

[Note: I very rarely blog about general politics, and I promise that won’t change. However, times are not normal. We have elected a president who lies for sport. takes more hypocritical positions in a week than most of us will…

Announcing the 2017 Edition of 'Internet Law: Cases & Materials'

Announcing the 2017 Edition of ‘Internet Law: Cases & Materials’

I’m pleased to announce this year’s edition of my Internet Law casebook, Internet Law: Cases & Materials. It’s available for sale as a PDF at Gumroad for $8, as a Kindle book for $9.99, and in hard copy at CreateSpace…

Will Technology Destroy Our Democracy–or Save It? A Series of Papers at The Atlantic

The decade-old book The Victorian Internet recaps the rise and fall of the telegraph. The telegraph was supposed to connect people together, but instead it played a crucial role facilitating ever-more-destructive wars. The author wrote: “That the telegraph was so…

Ripoff Report Wins Lawsuit on Jurisdiction Grounds–Williams v. Dunn

Dunn posted a negative Ripoff Report about Williams. Williams asked Ripoff Report to remove it; he says Ripoff Report agreed to do so and then reneged. Williams sued Dunn for defamation and other claims and sued Ripoff Report for publication…

Call for Papers/Participation: 7th Annual Internet Law Works-in-Progress, SCU, March 4, 2017

Call for Papers/Participation: 7th Annual Internet Law Works-in-Progress, SCU, March 4, 2017

We invite your participation in the Seventh Annual Internet Law Works-in-Progress conference at Santa Clara University School of Law, March 4, 2017. The conference series is co-sponsored by the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law…

Why I’ve Paused My Blogging at Forbes

Four years ago, I joined Forbes’ “contributor” program, which lets independent authors publish/blog through Forbes’ network without editorial pre-review. Jonathan Glick at Re/Code called these programs “platishers”, a portmanteau of “platform” and “publisher.” (Personally, I’d vote for “platisher” as one…

Q2 2016 Quick Links, Part 5 (Miscellaneous)

E-Commerce/Sharing Economy * Reuters: EU cautions governments against banning Uber, Airbnb * Needle Inc. v. Department of Workforce Services, 2016 WL 1729547 (Utah Ct. App. April 28, 2016). Finding that product advocates, who did online customer chatting on an ad…

Announcing the 2016 Edition of 'Internet Law: Cases & Materials'

Announcing the 2016 Edition of ‘Internet Law: Cases & Materials’

I’m pleased to announce this year’s edition of my Internet Law casebook, Internet Law: Cases & Materials. It’s available for sale as a PDF at Gumroad for $8, as a Kindle book for $9.99, and in hard copy at CreateSpace…