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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

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

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

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

Domain names subject to judgment execution proceedings where registry is located

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

A domain name is property of a debtor that is properly subject to judgment execution proceedings in the jurisdiction where the domain name registry is located, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 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

CDA Section 230 protects online business review site from liability for refusing to remove negative reviews

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

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act protects the provider of an online business review site from liability for refusing to remove negative reviews, a district court ruled

Allegations that employee of Web site operator promised to remove defamatory content preclude summary judgment on promissory estoppel claim

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

Allegations by the plaintiff in a defamation action that a Web site operator's employee said she would "take care" of having false and defamatory profiles removed from the site were sufficient to create an issue of fact precluding summary judgment on the plaintiff's promissory estoppel claim, the district court ruled

Under Montana law, arbitration provision in consumer internet access contract was unconscionable and unenforceable

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

A mandatory arbitration provision in a contract with a nonbusiness party for Internet access is an unenforceable contract of adhesion, 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