Search Engines Defeat “Must-Carry” Lawsuit–Langdon v. Google

By Eric Goldman Langdon v. Google, Inc., 2007 WL 530156 (D. Del. Feb. 20, 2007). My write-up on Langdon’s complaint from last summer. Langdon is a griper. He sought to buy ads on the major search engines to advance his…

Domain Name Regulation Talk and McGeorge ICANN Conference Recap

By Eric Goldman Yesterday, I went to the McGeorge conference on ICANN and domain names. My slides from my talk entitled Keyword Regulation and Domain Name Exceptionalism. I made the point (first outlined in my Deregulating Relevancy article) that domain…

Rescuecom v. Google Law Professors’ Amicus Brief

By Eric Goldman Rescuecom v. Google, 06-4881-CV (2nd Cir., law professors’ amicus brief filed February 22, 2007) Eighteen law professors submitted an amicus brief in the Rescuecom v. Google case, urging the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm the…

The Most Effective Anti-Terrorism Law EVER

By Eric Goldman I really don’t understand the way legislators think. The latest example of proposed laws that make me wonder “is that really necessary?”: NY A5026/S631 (search here; apparently this law was also introduced in 2006 but died in…

Cyberspace Law Readers–Free to Good Home

By Eric Goldman [UPDATE: Sorry, they are all gone!] I have six leftover casebooks from my Cyberspace Law class last semester. These are lightly edited compilations of cases and statutes that I teach in class. (See my syllabus for the…

MSN Wins 47 USC 230 Case (Easily)–Eckert v. Microsoft

By Eric Goldman Eckert v. Microsoft Corp., 2007 WL 496692 (E.D. Mich. Feb. 13, 2007) We don’t see these cases any more. Man gets defamed on online message board and receives harassing messages through an online messaging tool, so he…

Buying for the Home v. Humble Abode Settles

By Eric Goldman Buying for the Home, LLC v. Humble Abode, LLC, No. 03-CV-2783 (JAP) (D. N.J. Stipulation and Order of Settlement filed Feb. 16, 2006) You may recall the Buying for the Home v. Humble Abode decision from last…

Steinbuch’s Second Battlefront Against Cutler Shut Down

By Eric Goldman Steinbuch v. Cutler, 2007 WL 486626 (E.D. Ark. Feb. 7, 2007) Everyone’s favorite blog law case, Steinbuch v. Cutler, spilled over to a second front. While the lawsuit over Cutler’s blog posts continues in DC, Steinbuch initiated…

Google, Click to Call, and Prank Calls

By Eric Goldman Google has [re]launched [see below] a crazy feature called “Click to Call” in Google Maps that allows users to initiate a telephone call from their search results. When you search on a business in Google Maps, the…

Rescuecom v. Google Appellee’s Brief

By Eric Goldman Rescuecom v. Google, 06-4881-CV (2nd Circuit appellee brief filed February 12, 2007) Google filed its brief in the Rescuecom v. Google appeal to the Second Circuit. Admittedly, my view may be biased, but I thought this was…