2015 Internet Law Casebook Now Available

2015 Internet Law Casebook Now Available

I have posted the 2015 edition of my casebook, Internet Law: Cases and Materials. It’s available in three formats: PDF ($8), Kindle ($9.99) and hard copy ($20 + shipping/tax, and it includes a free PDF on request). The $8 PDF…

Sending Emails Isn't Workplace Stalking--People v. Marian

Sending Emails Isn’t Workplace Stalking–People v. Marian

Do you remember the 1990s debates over whether cyberspace is a “place,” and why that might matter? Yeah, we’re back to that. This case involves N.Y. Penal Law § 120.45(3), which occurs when a person (emphasis added): intentionally, and for…

Can Lawyers Buy Keyword Ads On Each Others' Names At Google? (Forbes Cross-Post)

Can Lawyers Buy Keyword Ads On Each Others’ Names At Google? (Forbes Cross-Post)

“Competitive keyword advertising” occurs when a company buys the trademarks of its competition as keywords for search engine marketing. In the 2000s, it was one of the most interesting and hotly-contested issues of Internet Law as trademark owners filed many…

Online Dating App Grindr Isn't Liable For Underage 'Threesome' (Forbes Cross-Post)

Online Dating App Grindr Isn’t Liable For Underage ‘Threesome’ (Forbes Cross-Post)

Many online dating services undertake some efforts to screen out dangerous or problematic members, but what should the law do if those screening efforts aren’t perfect? As a recent case involving Grindr shows, the answer is nothing. Grindr is an…

The Righthaven Debacle, 5 Years Later

The Righthaven Debacle, 5 Years Later

You probably recall Righthaven, the now-defunct copyright enforcement entity (some might call it a copyright troll) that purchased newspapers’ copyrights so it could sue small-time bloggers who republished articles; after suing, it would demand financial settlements the bloggers couldn’t afford….

Blogiversary Celebration Part 4: How Internet Law and IP Law Have Evolved

Blogiversary Celebration Part 4: How Internet Law and IP Law Have Evolved

This is the final part of my four-part series celebrating our 10th blogiversary. I asked the following question: What do you think is the most significant change in intellectual property law or Internet law over the past 10 years? This…

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…

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…