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SEC opens door for public companies to make announcements using social media

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 4 2013

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released a Report of Investigation on April 2, 2013, that addresses whether public companies may use

Arista Records LLC, et al v Lime Group LLC, et al

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 12 2007

Thirteen record companies who filed a copyright infringement suit against the operators of a peer-to-peer network, Lime Wire, obtained dismissal of Lime Wire’s antitrust counter-claims

Craigslist, Inc. v. Autoposterpro, Inc., et al

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 22 2009

Plaintiff Craigslist, Inc., operator of the popular Craigslist.com website, filed suit against defendants for breach of contract, inducing breach of contract, intentional interference with contractual relations, fraud, trademark infringement under state law, computer fraud and abuse, and unauthorized access of a website and computer system

Zuffa, LLC v. Justin.tv, Inc

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 15 2012

District court grants in part and denies in part motion to dismiss non-copyright claims arising out of live streaming of UFC fight through defendant’s internet service, limiting plaintiff’s trademark claims only to the display of trademarks that were not an inherent part of the video broadcast, and holding that Communications Act did not apply to defendant’s purported conduct

Texas AG is first state to target web sites for COPPA violations

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 19 2007

The Texas attorney general has announced that it has filed enforcement actions against two web sites that appeal to children

Senate bill requires disclosure of offshore customer service location

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 21 2011

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) introduced a bill that would require customer service agents located outside of the United States and working on behalf of entities conducting business in the United States to reveal their physical location to U.S.-based customers at the beginning of any electronic communication initiated or received by them

Sony BMG Music Entertainment, et al. v. Tenenbaum

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 5 2009

In copyright infringement action involving peer-to-peer file sharing, court grants plaintiff record companies’ motion for summary judgment on the issue of defendant’s fair use defense and jury awards plaintiffs $675,000 for willful infringement of 30 copyrighted works

Illinois "Amazon" law ruled unconstitutional

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 10 2012

An Illinois circuit court in Performance Marketing Association, Inc. v. Hamer ruled that the Illinois "click-through" nexus statute (otherwise known as the Illinois "Amazon" law) violates the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution because the activity described in the statute (below) does not establish nexus

FTC issues new final rule relating to CAN-SPAM Act

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 12 2008

On May 12, the FTC issued the long-awaited Final Rule relating to forward-to-a-friend emails and commercial messages from multiple advertisers as well as several other important issues

Barclays Capital Inc., et al. v. Theflyonthewall.com

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 24 2010

After a bench trial, the district court entered judgment in favor of plaintiff financial institutions on their claims of copyright infringement and "hot news misappropriation" against online aggregator of financial information