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No dismissal under CDA Section 230 for ISP where good faith is challenged

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2010

An Internet service provider is not entitled to dismissal of a complaint alleging various theories of liability for blocking e-mails alleged to be spam, where the plaintiff's complaint called into question whether the ISP acted in good faith pursuant to Section 230 (c)(2) of the Communications Decency Act, a district court ruled

Internet subscriber lacks privacy interest in isp account information sought by plaintiff in copyright infringement action

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2010

An Internet service subscriber lacks a privacy interest in account information sought in a subpoena served upon the subscriber's Internet service provider, a district court ruled

Web site that created and delivered unverified checks at direction of users violated FTC act

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2010

A company that operated a Web site that created and delivered unverified checks at the direction of users violated the unfair practices provisions of the Federal Trade Commission Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled

License language in contract may render search ad provider liable under ACPA for providing ads to parked domain names

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2010

A provider of search ads to registrants of parked domain names alleged to infringe trademarks may be liable under the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act as an "authorized licensee" of the registrants, a district court ruled

Arbitration clause referenced in contract with ISP binding on subscriber

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2010

An arbitration clause referenced in a business services agreement signed by an Internet services subscriber is enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act, a district court ruled

Logo, copyright notice and link on web site constitute "copyright management information" under dmca

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 26 2010

The "copyright management" provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 1202, prohibits the provision or dissemination of copyright management information that is false, as well as the removal or alteration of copyright management information

Credit card services firms with knowledge of sales of infringing merchandise may be liable for trademark infringement

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 1 2010

In Gucci America, Inc. v. Laurette Co. No. 1:2008cv05065 (S.D.N.Y.), the luxury goods manufacturer succeeded in shutting down a Web site called "TheBagAddiction.com" through which the defendants sold counterfeit Gucci handbags

No Fourth Amendment violation in government administrative subpoena to ISP for subscriber information

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2010

An administrative subpoena served upon a defendant's Internet service provider to obtain his subscriber information did not violate his Fourth Amendment rights, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled, because the defendant had no reasonable expection of privacy in his subscriber information

Alleged cybersquatter's inclusion of commercial self-promotion on gripe site precludes dismissal of trademark and cybersquatting claims

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2010

A former law firm associate who registered a ".net" domain name identical to the ".com" domain name of his former employer and used the domain name to host a "gripe site" containing criticism of the firm and its employees was not entitled to dismissal of trademark infringement and cybersquatting claims, a district court ruled

Under New York law, vendor’s specific representations of software functionality support claim for fraudulent inducement

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2010

Specific representations made by a salesman concerning the functionality of a software system which the purchaser alleges was inadequate for its purposes support the purchaser's claim for fraudulent inducement, a district court ruled