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

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • 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

U.S. Supreme Court grants review of statute restoring copyright in public domain works

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 5 2011

The questions presented are whether the Progress Clause of the United States Constitution prohibits Congress from taking works out of the public domain, and whether Section 514 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act of 1994 violates the First Amendment of the United States Constitution

Limited damages available under DMCA 512(f) for wrongful takedown notice

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 14 2010

Although DMCA 512(f) allows an award of "any damages" for wrongful removal of alleged infringing material as a result of misrepresentations to a service provider, such damages "must be proximately caused by the misrepresentation to the service provider and the service provider's reliance on the misrepresentation," a district court ruled

Computer file extension functional, therefore not protectable as trademark

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 14 2010

A computer file extension is inherently functional, therefore a software company that utilizes a particular file extension to designate files that are accessed by its proprietary software may not protect the letters comprising the file extension as a trademark, a district court ruled

Clickwrap user agreement bars claims against web site operator over fraudulent ticket sales

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 30 2010

A clickwrap user agreement applicable to an online ticket exchange that contained broad disclaimers of liability, including disclaimers of express and implied warranties, bars claims by users of the site based upon their purchase of fraudulent ticket purchase options, a district court ruled

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

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • 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

FACTA credit card truncation requirements do not apply to e-mail order confirmations

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 14 2010

The requirement of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act that certain credit and debit card information be truncated on printed receipts does not apply to e-mail order confirmations, a district court ruled

Browsewrap attorney fee provision between business parties violates Ohio public policy

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 30 2010

An attorney fee provision in a browsewrap license agreement between commercial parties is unenforceable under Ohio law, even though a jury found that the agreement had been breached, because the attorney fee provision was not the product of "free and understanding negotiation," a district court ruled

An old wine - new bottles analogy leads to dismissal of indictment for alleged Twitter stalking

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 22 2011

The Twitter micro-blogging service is just like the bulletin boards that Colonial Americans might have had in their front yards to communicate with one another at the time the Bill of Rights was adopted, said a federal district court judge in United States v. Cassidy, No. TWT 11-091 (D. Md. Dec. 15, 2011

Cost of examining third-party computers to locate and delete misappropriated files not compensable under CFAA

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

A plaintiff who claimed that his files were copied without authorization from a purloined "thumb drive" and onto various third-party computers failed to show a compensable loss under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act because he failed to show that the thumb drive was somehow damaged or impaired by the defendant's act of accessing the drive, a district court ruled