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Internet marketing company avoids liability for breach

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 15 2014

In Silverpop Systems, Inc., v. Leading Market Technologies, Inc., the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has dismissed a

Will Pennsylvania shut down the free internet?

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 8 2012

A Hotmail user in Pennsylvania has brought a class action against Google (Brinkman v. Google, Inc.) alleging that its interception of non-Gmail users’ communications with Gmail users violates Pennsylvania’s wiretap statute

Another company gets caught for falsely claiming Safe Harbor certification

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • European Union, USA
  • -
  • February 27 2014

Fantage.com, a children's online entertainment company, is the latest to settle with the FTC on charges that it falsely claimed that it was currently

SALT update: Review of 2012 nexus developments

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 16 2013

The New Mexico Court of Appeals has held that the shared use of common trademarks by Barnes and Noble’s in-state bricks and mortar retail stores and

CAN-SPAM does not preempt claim under California spam law, court holds

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 2 2010

Last month, in Asis Internet Services, et al., v. Subscriberbase, Inc., et al., a federal district court in California held that the CAN-SPAM Act does not preempt a claim under a California spam law even though such a claim does not require proof of all the elements of a common law fraud claim

Twitter releases first ever transparency report

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 7 2012

Twitter has become the latest major Internet company to release data regarding government requests for user information

Sales and use taxation of internet sales: the evolving case law

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 11 2009

Technological developments over the past decade have resulted in an explosion in electronic commerce conducted over the internet

Rogue websites and the ITC: new proposed anti-piracy legislation

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 16 2011

The Congressional debate over how best to police online piracy and digital infringement continues

DoJ gives up on Lori Drew case

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 28 2009

We warned a year and a half ago that federal prosecutors’ use of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) to prosecute Lori Drew in the infamous MySpace "cyberbullying" case threatened to squelch free speech and anonymity on the Internet, and would turn the violation of a website’s Terms of Service -- an everyday occurrence for many web users -- into a criminal offense

Administration unveils plan to clean up ecosystem

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 3 2010

No, we're not talking about oil spills, but a plan to address the problems of identity theft, Internet fraud, and the misuse of information online