Google Street View Lawsuit Revived, But Only on Trespass Grounds–Boring v. Google

By Eric Goldman Boring v. Google Inc., 2010 WL 318281 (3rd Cir. Jan. 28, 2010). You may recall the book project A Day in the Life of America [Amazon affiliates link], which published what 200 photojournalists saw on May 2,…

January 2010 Quick Links

By Eric Goldman Copyright * An English translation of Google’s December loss in France on a Google Book Search lawsuit. * Ed Felten reports on a survey of files available via BitTorrent. Acknowledging some methodological limits, he estimates ~99% were…

Top Cyberlaw Developments of 2009 (Eric’s List)

By Eric Goldman Guest blogger John Ottaviani recently dropped by to offer his perspectives on 2009’s top Cyberlaw developments. While I like his list a lot, I independently developed my own top 10 list that has a different emphasis. You…

November-December 2009 Quick Links, Part 1

By Eric Goldman Trademarks/Domain Names * Yahoo and Mary Kay settled Mary Kay’s trademark lawsuit over Yahoo’s email shortcuts. * uBID Inc. v. The GoDaddy Group Inc., No. 09-cv-2123 (N.D. Ill. Nov. 5, 2009). uBid’s anti-domain name parking lawsuit failed…

Top Cyberlaw Developments of 2009

By John E. Ottaviani (Thanks to Eric for letting me post this list here!) [Eric’s note: some of you may recall John, a regular blog guest contributor from 2005-07. It’s great to have another contribution from him.] Eric will post…

Denver University “Cyber Civil Rights” Symposium Recap

By Eric Goldman The week before Thanksgiving, I attended an unusual symposium sponsored by the University of Denver Law Review entitled “Cyber Civil Rights: New Challenges for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in our Networked Age.” The symposium covered standard…

Case Western “Signifiers in Cyberspace” Conference Recap

By Eric Goldman In mid-November, I attended a conference at Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio entitled “Signifiers in Cyberspace: Domain Names & Online Trademarks.” My notes: David Fewer spoke about Canada’s WHOIS policy. The old…

Law Professor Sues Over ‘Above the Law’ Blog Posts–Jones v. Minkin

By Eric Goldman Jones v. Minkin, 1:09-cv-23256-MGC (S.D. Fla. complaint filed Oct. 27, 2009). The Above the Law blog post on the lawsuit with links to the posts in question. Given its history of provocative and occasionally aggressive blog posts,…

Domain Names as Property Subject to Creditor Claims–Bosh v. Zavala

[Post by Venkat] Most people take it for granted that domain names are property. As such, there shouldn’t be much dispute that domain names are subject to the claims of judgment creditors. But I’ve seen enough resistance to this position…

Q3 2009 Quick Links, Part 2

By Eric Goldman Trademark * Venkat: Twitter makes the dictionary. * Federal Circuit says Hotels.com is generic. * Steve Madden sues eBay for trademark infringement. Marty’s coverage. Justia page. I found the fifth cause of action, “trademark delusion,” a surprisingly…