By Ethan Ackerman Capitol v. Thomas has been widely covered (even simul-blogged) as the first RIAA copyright lawsuit against an individual P2P downloader to reach a jury trial. But, to poorly paraphrase Stephen Sondheim, “a funny thing happened on the…

By Eric Goldman National Federation of the Blind v. Target Corp., 3:06-cv-01802-MHP (N.D. Cal. Sept. 28, 2007) Judge Patel has certified two classes in the lawsuit over Target.com’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. See my previous blog post…

By Eric Goldman At TPRC, I presented my Brand Spillovers paper. My slides.

By Eric Goldman Murawski v. Pataki, 2007 WL 2781054 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 26, 2007) William Murawski is one of those not-going-to-win political candidates from New York (strongly reminiscent of Carl Person). Unhappy with the 2006 election process, Murawski sued a variety…

By Eric Goldman Kate Kaye at ClickZ provides an update on the Utah Trademark Protection Act. According to Kate, there have been extensive and continuous backroom negotiations to produce a new statute (too bad this can’t take place with more…

By Eric Goldman DiMeo v. Max, 2007 WL 2717865 (3rd Cir. Sept. 19, 2007) You may recall the 2006 47 USC 230 ruling in DiMeo v. Max. The opinion was an instant Cyberlaw classic. Why? Among other credentials: the case…

By Eric Goldman For years, I’ve been saying that keyword metatags are technologically irrelevant and therefore should be legally irrelevant. My conclusion was heavily based on the research of Danny Sullivan, a guru on this topic. Recently, Danny updated his…

By Eric Goldman L’Shanah Tovah! Here are some events I’ll be attending this semester. It would be a delight to see you at one or more of these: Sept. 17: Blogging, Scholarship and the Bench and Bar, Santa Clara University…

By Eric Goldman I realize this is a self-serving assessment, but I think we have an absolutely terrific roster of events lined up this Fall! Check out some highlights: ________ Sept. 17, 10:30am-12pm. Blogging, Scholarship, and the Bench and Bar,…

By Eric Goldman * e360 Insight v. Spamhaus Project, 2007 U.S. App. LEXIS 20725 (7th Cir. Aug. 30, 2007). An email marketing company was listed on Spamhaus’ ROSKO and sued for defamation and other torts in Illinois. Spamhaus took the…