Texas Enacts Social Media Censorship Law to Benefit Anti-Vaxxers & Spammers

…gist of the Twitter v. Paxton case (involving Texas’ AG Paxton–who will be given the keys to enforcing this law). Paxton has sent Twitter an overreaching CID because, as he…

Florida and Its Amici Try to Justify Government Censorship in the 11th Circuit–NetChoice v. Moody

…by the law, but it goes way beyond social media archetypes like Facebook and Twitter. When the law’s supporters highlight examples related to Facebook and Twitter, they are implicitly trying…

Instagram Defeats Copyright Claim Over Its Embedding Feature–Hunley v. Instagram

…Infringement–Goldman v. Breitbart News Court Definitively Rejects AFP’s Argument That Posting a Photo to Twitter Grants AFP a License to Freely Use It — AFP v. Morel Court Rejects Agence…

To No One’s Surprise, FOSTA Is Confounding Judges–J.B. v. G6

…More SESTA/FOSTA-Related Posts: * FOSTA Claim Can Proceed Against Twitter–Doe v. Twitter * FOSTA Survives Constitutional Challenge–US v. Martono * 2H 2020 Quick Links, Part 4 (FOSTA) * Justice Thomas’…

FOSTA Claim Can Proceed Against Twitter–Doe v. Twitter

…the posting of third-party content on Twitter…[plaintiffs] seek to impose liability on Twitter based on how well Twitter has designed its platform to prevent the posting of third-party content containing…

Twitter’s Content Moderation Explanations Aren’t Defamatory Per Se–Isaac v. Twitter

Twitter’s statements mischaracterized him as a hacker. He sued Twitter for defamation per se. This is an easy case. Twitter never named the plaintiff in its explanations. In defamation per…

Court Nopes Another Lawsuit Over Facebook Suspensions–Orders v. Facebook

…(Again) Defeats Lawsuit Over Content Removal–Lewis v. Google When It Came to @RealDonaldTrump, Twitter Couldn’t Please Everyone–Rutenberg v. Twitter Another Must-Carry Lawsuit Against YouTube Fails–Daniels v Alphabet Newspaper Isn’t State…

Judge Rakoff: Embedding Social Media Content is a “Display” Under the Copyright Act

Twitter Grants AFP a License to Freely Use It — AFP v. Morel Court Rejects Agence France-Presse’s Attempt to Claim License to Haiti Earthquake Photos Through Twitter/Twitpic Terms of Service…

Second Circuit Rejects an Account Termination Lawsuit…Again (Phew!)–Domen v. Vimeo

…limited circumstances of this case and analogous claims.” [Ugh. So unhelpful. Among other problems: The e-ventures opinion has been repeatedly criticized by subsequent courts. For example, Murphy v. Twitter called…

1H 2021 Quick Links, Part 4 (Advertising, Contracts, & More)

…online social media platforms – Twitter in particular – suffice to establish jurisdiction based on apparent online engagements with New Jersey residents. Once again, the Court disagrees. None of the…