Surveying Ten Years Of Top Internet Law Developments (Forbes Cross-Post)

Surveying Ten Years Of Top Internet Law Developments (Forbes Cross-Post)

I’ve been writing an annual list of top Internet Law developments for a decade, so I thought it might be fun to look back at my #1 ranked development in each of the past 10 years. Let’s take a stroll…

Google Can Derive Undisclosed Economic Benefits From CAPTCHAs--Rojas-Lozano v. Google

Google Can Derive Undisclosed Economic Benefits From CAPTCHAs–Rojas-Lozano v. Google

This lawsuit alleges that Google benefits unfairly from consumers’ responses to Google’s CAPTCHA. Plaintiff, a Massachusetts resident, responded to a two word CAPTCHA prompt when signing up for a Gmail accout. She alleged that only one of the two words…

Top 10 Internet Law Developments of 2015 (Forbes Cross-Post)

Top 10 Internet Law Developments of 2015 (Forbes Cross-Post)

I’m pleased to present my annual list of top Internet Law developments from the past year. As the years go by, increasingly the most important Internet Law developments/crackdowns are occurring internationally, but I tried to focus on U.S. developments. 10)…

It's Not Harassment To Talk Tough About Your Court Case (And Litigation Opponent) In Social Media

It’s Not Harassment To Talk Tough About Your Court Case (And Litigation Opponent) In Social Media

David and Textor are involved in litigation around their companies, which make holographic performances of dead famous musicians (most famously, for example, MJ and Tupac). David’s company sued Textor’s for patent infringement, and in a separate lawsuit, Textor’s sued David’s…

More Data Breach Lawsuits Fail In Court--Michaels Stores and SuperValu

More Data Breach Lawsuits Fail In Court–Michaels Stores and SuperValu

Courts recently dismissed more data breach lawsuits for failure to allege harm. Michael Stores: Michaels confirmed that consumer account information had been compromised and acknowledged that approximately 2.6 million cards could have been affected between 2013 and 2014. It offered…

2H 2015 Quick Links, Part 6 (Social Media)

2H 2015 Quick Links, Part 6 (Social Media)

* Burge ex rel. Burge v. Colton School Dist. 53, 2015 WL 1757161 (D. Or. April 17, 2015). 8th grader gets a C in a class and gets grounded. He vents about the teacher on Facebook: Braeden initially posted that…

Shutterfly Can't Shake Face-Scanning Privacy Lawsuit

Shutterfly Can’t Shake Face-Scanning Privacy Lawsuit

A putative class action accuses Shutterfly of violating the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. The plaintiff, who is not a Shutterfly user, alleges that, when an identified Shuttterfly user uploaded pictures of plaintiff, Shutterfly created a “face scan” using the…

2H 2015 Quick Links, Part 3 (Trespass To Chattels, Privacy/Security)

2H 2015 Quick Links, Part 3 (Trespass To Chattels, Privacy/Security)

Trespass to Chattels * Crapps v. State, 2015 WL 8114247 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. Dec. 8, 2015). This is a revenge porn case, and the defendant was convicted of violating an anti-stalking protection order. However, in this ruling, the court…

Employee Kvetching About Job On Facebook Still Entitled To Unemployment Benefits

Employee Kvetching About Job On Facebook Still Entitled To Unemployment Benefits

Martinez worked at Yours Truly Consignment Shoppe. One of her co-workers was fired (along with another person) and posted the news on Facebook, adding how she hated working at Yours Truly for some time now. Martinez “liked” this post and…

Third Circuit Revives a Sliver of Plaintiff’s Cookie-Blocking Circumvention Claims Against Google

Third Circuit Revives a Sliver of Plaintiff’s Cookie-Blocking Circumvention Claims Against Google

This is a lawsuit alleging that Google and others circumvented cookie-blocking settings of popular browsers. Our blog post on the district court ruling here: “Google Wins Cookie Privacy Lawsuit”. Plaintiffs asserted federal and state claims. The court affirms dismissal of…