When Can Plaintiffs Serve Process Via Online Methods? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

When Can Plaintiffs Serve Process Via Online Methods? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

This post recaps three recent decisions dealing with service of process via alternative means (e.g., email or social media). The rulings arise in different contexts so they are useful illustrations of how courts deal with alternative service under different rules….

Want to Know What I Did This Summer? A Roundup of My Projects During the Pandemic Summer

Want to Know What I Did This Summer? A Roundup of My Projects During the Pandemic Summer

I had Spring semester off from teaching, so I was on “summer” break all of 2020. That break is over now; I’m already a week-and-a-half through the semester. I’ve completed numerous projects since the pandemic shutdown (which I’m dating as…

How I'm Teaching My "Internet Law" Course Online

How I’m Teaching My “Internet Law” Course Online

I first started teaching Internet Law (then called Cyberspace Law) in January 1996, and I’ve taught it a total of 23 times in person. This year, I am teaching the course completely online for the first time. I would so…

Announcing the 2020 Edition of My Internet Law Casebook

Announcing the 2020 Edition of My Internet Law Casebook

I’m pleased to announce this year’s edition of my Internet Law casebook, Internet Law: Cases & Materials. It’s available as a PDF at Gumroad for $10, as a Kindle book for $9.99, and in hard copy at Amazon for $20. [Regarding the hard copy:…

Top Moments from #WIPIP2020

Top Moments from #WIPIP2020

Earlier this month, the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara Law hosted over 90 intellectual property scholars from around the globe for WIPIP 2020. At the conference opening session, I outlined our three goals for WIPIP: Help authors improve…

Santa Clara Law Is Hiring a Privacy Law Fellow for 2020-21

We’re hiring a Privacy Law Fellow for 2020-21, with the expectation that the term would extend another year if both sides are happy. The priority deadline is February 21. I’d be grateful if you could help spread the word. If…

Call for Participation: WIPIP 2020, Santa Clara University, Feb. 7-8, 2020 #WIPIP2020

Call for Participation: WIPIP 2020, Santa Clara University, Feb. 7-8, 2020 #WIPIP2020

The High Tech Law Institute invites you to participate in the 17th annual Works-in-Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium (WIPIP), February 7-8, 2020, Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California. The colloquium provides intellectual property scholars with a forum to…

Announcing the 2019 Edition of My Internet Law Casebook

Announcing the 2019 Edition of My Internet Law Casebook

I’m pleased to announce this year’s edition of my Internet Law casebook, Internet Law: Cases & Materials. It’s available as a PDF at Gumroad for $10, as a Kindle book for $9.99, and in hard copy at Amazon for $22 + shipping….

New Multi-Disciplinary Course Improves Communications Among Silicon Valley Professionals (SCU Press Release)

[Eric’s introduction: This project took several years to develop. I think it breaks some important pedagogical ground, so I’m thrilled to share this news.] SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 16, 2019 – This year, Santa Clara University launched an innovative new multi-disciplinary course…

Call for Papers/Participation: 9th Annual Internet Law Works-in-Progress, SCU, March 2, 2019

Call for Papers/Participation: 9th Annual Internet Law Works-in-Progress, SCU, March 2, 2019

We invite your participation in the Ninth Annual Internet Law Works-in-Progress conference at Santa Clara University School of Law, March 2, 2019. The conference series is co-sponsored by the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law and the Innovation Center for Law and Technology at the New…