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FINRA alerts investors to bitcoin risks

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 14 2014

Bitcoin remains fixed on the front pages of the business and technology news for both the salacious and the positive. Much attention has been paid to

Hurricane Irene storms through force majeure provisions

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 29 2011

The gusts of hurricane Irene were still blowing outside as the winds of “force majeure” gathered force in the minds of lawyers around the country

Decreased value of consumer personal information resulting from security breach confers standing in personal injury suit

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

A plaintiff whose personal data was contained in a social network service online database copied by a hacker sufficiently alleged an injury-in-fact to support Article III standing, on the theory that the value of his personal information was diminished as a result of the breach, a district court ruled

CDA 230 protects blog owner from liability for third-party comment

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

The court ruled the owner of a blog is not liable for an alleged defamatory comment even if the owner viewed and approved the comment prior to publication on the blog

Cable operator ordered to disclose subscriber information for 1,200 accounts

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

Providing information on over 1,200 subscribers who are alleged to have downloaded and distributed unauthorized copies of a motion picture on a P2P file-sharing network is not an undue burden on an ISP, a district court ruled, also rejecting arguments that the order infringed the subscribers' right to anonymous communication

In keyword advertising dispute, Ninth Circuit says trademark infringement requires more than initial interest confusion

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

Courts must be flexible in applying the law in the Internet context, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit emphasized in a dispute involving the use of trademark terms in keyword advertising

Advertiser settles deceptive advertising charges stemming from undisclosed payments for online reviews

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

An advertiser that paid affiliates to post favorable reviews of its product in online articles, blog posts and other online editorial material without disclosing the arrangement agreed to pay a $250,000 fine to settle deceptive advertising charges brought by the Federal Trade Commission

FTC says 10-day limit on online ad company's cookie opt-out is deceptive, requires five-year effectiveness for opt-out

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

The Federal Trade Commission settled charges of deceptive practices with an online advertising company that gave consumers the opportunity to opt out of its tracking cookies, but limited the opt-out period to ten days

Broker and compliance officer personally fined by SEC for customer privacy violations

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

The Securities and Exchange Commission imposed fines of $20,000 each against the former president of a broker-dealer and a former broker for their actions in transferring customer information to a new firm as the defunct firm wound down

FTC consumer privacy settlement over Google Buzz includes EU Safe Harbor violations

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • European Union, USA
  • -
  • May 5 2011

The Federal Trade Commission settled deceptive practices charges against Google relating to the rollout of the Google Buzz social network in 2010, including charges that Google violated the substantive requirements of the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor agreement