Competitive Keyword Advertising Still Isn’t Trademark Infringement, Unless…. –Adler v. Reyes & Adler v. McNeil

…OK With That–FTC v. 1-800 Contacts * FTC Explains Why It Thinks 1-800 Contacts’ Keyword Ad Settlements Were Anti-Competitive–FTC v. 1-800 Contacts * Amazon Defeats Lawsuit Over Its Keyword Ad…

Infringing Polish Website Isn’t Subject to Personal Jurisdiction in the United States–AMA v. Wanat

…and Madon’s contacts may be imputed to Wanat. Judge Gould’s Dissent: Judge Gould sees Wanat’s U.S.-contacts as easily sufficient to confer jurisdiction. In his view, the decision threatens the ability…

Three Keyword Advertising Decisions in a Week, and the Trademark Owners Lost Them All

…Against 1-800 Contacts’ Keyword Ad Restrictions * 1-800 Contacts Charges Higher Prices Than Its Online Competitors, But They Are OK With That–FTC v. 1-800 Contacts * FTC Explains Why It…

Geotagged Social Media Posts Didn’t Support Personal Jurisdiction–Court of Master Sommeliers v. Pilkey

…subject to personal jurisdiction here. This expansive notion of jurisdiction cuts against the scope of the contacts that courts have traditionally required to justify the exertion of judicial power…. Personal…

Running Geotargeted Advertising Confers Personal Jurisdiction–UMG Recordings v. Kurbanov

…collecting IP addresses and presenting a TOS in the footer, no? But in a switcheroo, the court says Zippo is antiquated, Instead, the court evaluates the websites’ contacts with Virginia….

My Galley by CJR Interview on Trump’s Anti-Section 230 Executive Order

At Galley by CJR, I did a one-hour real-time virtual “interview” with Mathew Ingram on the topic of “Trump vs. Social Media.” For background, you may want to review my…

Trump’s “Preventing Online Censorship” Executive Order Is Pro-Censorship Political Theater

Introduction We all knew the day would come when the Trump Administration would try to censor the Internet. This was inevitable because of Trump’s dictatorial lust, his antipathy towards independent…

Facebook Still Can’t Dismiss Sex Trafficking Victims’ Lawsuit in Texas State Court

…Code Ann. § 22.221; see also Tex. R. App. P. 52. In the first petition filed in our case numbers 14-19-00845-CV and 14-19-00847-CV, Facebook asks this court to compel the…

New Paper Explains How FOSTA Devastated Male Sex Workers

…in cases where regular contacts had not shared an alternative contact method…before websites were taken down.” Also, “very few participants reported feeling unsafe with a client they met online” due…

Top Internet Law Developments of 2019

…Code, 62 Comm. of the ACM 22 (Sept. 2019) Internet Law: Cases & Materials (2019 edition) The Complicated Story of FOSTA and Section 230, 17 First Amendment L. Rev. 279…