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Early termination fee in contract for internet access not an invalid liquidated damages clause under California law

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 11 2011

An early termination fee contained in a contract for Internet access services for a defined period is not an invalid liquidated damages clause under Cal. Civ. Code Section 1671, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled

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

CDA Section 230 no bar to city enforcement of ticket tax remittance requirement on online vendor

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 11 2011

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is not a bar to a municipality's requirement that an online ticket auction site collect and remit applicable local amusement taxes from ticket sales on its site, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled

Federal CAN-SPAM Act preempts claim under Illinois anti-spam law that e-mail utilizing tracking technology was misleading

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

A claim under the Illinois anti-spam law that the heading on a promotional e-mail was misleading because it failed to warn the recipient that the e-mail sender utilized tracking technology is preempted by the federal CAN-SPAM Act, a district court ruled

CAN-SPAM Act may be applicable to Facebook messages

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

The CAN-SPAM Act may apply to communications intended to drive users of the Facebook social network to "pages" that redirect the users to an advertiser's external Web site and also encourage them to send additional messages to other users, a district court ruled

Excerpting and linking to online news article protected by fair use doctrine

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 11 2011

A blogger's posting of an eight-line excerpt from a 30-line online newspaper article, coupled with a link to the full article on the newspaper Web site, is protected by the copyright fair use doctrine, a district court ruled

Registration of domain name prior to trademark filing and registration dates defeats trademark claim

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

A trademark owner's claim to a domain name, asserted under the provisions of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, must fail where the trademark was neither registered nor claimed in an application filed prior to the registration of the domain name by the respondent, a UDRP panelist ruled

Online clickwrap agreement unenforceable where customer warned company that non-executives had no contractual authority

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

A forum selection clause in an online clickwrap agreement is not enforceable against a customer that warned the Web site owner that it would not assent to such agreements, and that the customer's employees who accessed the site were not authorized to enter agreements on the customer's behalf, a district court ruled

Forum selection clause in Google AdWords agreement applies to claims against Google for prior conduct

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

The scope of the forum selection clause in the agreement applicable to the Google Adwords program extends to a plaintiff's dispute with Google over conduct predating the execution of the Adwords agreement, a district court ruled

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