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CDA Section 230 protects web site operator from liability for user's defamatory post, despite general statement on web site concerning accuracy of information

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

A general statement on a Web site to the effect that posted information was truthful and accurate did not deprive the Web site operators of protection from liability for defamatory statements posted by third parties under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a Texas appeals court ruled

Despite liability disclaimer, domain name registrar may be liable for social engineering hack of domain name

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

A domain name registrar may be liable for damages sustained by a search engine as a result of a social engineering exploit that enabled a hacker to obtain control of the search engine's domain name and redirect traffic to the hacker's political site, a district court ruled

Ninth Circuit applies California Supreme Court anti-spam ruling, avoids CAN-SPAM preemption issue

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

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of an action under the California anti-spam statute, citing a ruling of the California Supreme Court on a previously certified question of controlling state law

Business owner held not individually liable for multimillion dollar judgment under Iowa anti-spam statute

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

A joint owner of a corporate entity was not properly held individually liable for a multimillion dollar judgment under the Iowa anti-spam statute because there was no evidence that she initiated the sending of the spam e-mails in question, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled

Domain name registrar not immune from trademark owner's infringement, ACPA claims

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

A domain name registrar that registered numerous infringing domain names, provided private registration services in conjunction with a related entity that concealed the identity of the registrants, and received fees when ads on sites connected to the infringing domain names were clicked, may be liable under the Lanham Act and the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, a district court ruled

California anti-spam statute not preempted by federal CAN-SPAM Act

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

Claims under California Business & Professions Code Section 17529.5, the California anti-spam statute, are not preempted by the federal CAN-SPAM Act, a district court ruled

Web site owner's assertion of CDA Section 230 in response to defamation claim not an extortionate threat

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

A Web site operator's assertion of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act in response to a demand that allegedly defamatory third-party content be removed from its consumer complaint site does not constitute an extortionate threat under California law, a district court ruled

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

FCC Chairman announces proposal to classify internet TV services as cable providers

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 30 2014

Over the past month, there have been many reports that the FCC would soon publish an NPRM classifying an online video distributor (OVD) that delivers

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