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Spotlight on Georgia: Expedia ordered to collect and remit hotel occupancy taxes on the full amount charged to customers for hotel rooms

  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
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  • USA
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  • September 25 2008

This week the Superior Court of Muscogee County, Georgia, released Columbus, Georgia v. Expedia, Inc., which is a case of significant importance to on-line travel companies (OTCs) and hotel operators regarding the collection and remittance of hotel occupancy taxes

Solidifying immunity for interactive computer service providers under the Communications Decency Act

  • Duane Morris LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 2 2008

StubHub and eBay have just scored a victory in an Oregon class action, furthering immunity for interactive computer service providers under the Communications Decency Act

Internet ills

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 24 2008

If you’re a reader of superhero comic books, you know two things: the superhero needs a reason to unmask the villain, and the villain must fight hard to protect his or her identity

First Amendment trumps Virginia spam statute

  • Wiley Rein LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 6 2008

On September 12, the Virginia Supreme Court reversed the conviction of notorious spammer Jeremy Jaynes, who had been sentenced to nine years in prison following a 2004 trial

It ain't over 'til it's over - mistrial scuttles RIAA victory

  • Dentons
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  • USA
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  • September 25 2008

Yesterday, Chief Judge Michael Davis of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota declared a mistrial in the only RIAA file trading suit to see the inside of a courtroom, nearly one year after a Duluth jury found that Jammie Thomas had willfully infringed 24 copyrighted works and awarded $222,000 in statutory damages

Jury says Cox did not infringe Verizon VoIP patents

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 10 2008

In another patent-related legal development, a district court jury found that voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP) services offered by Cox Communications, one of the nation’s largest cable operators, do not infringe upon VoIP technology patents held by Verizon Communications

Ninth Circuit expected to rule on e-mail “interceptions” under the Wiretap Act

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • USA
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  • October 6 2008

The U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit currently is reviewing the extent to which the “interception” prohibitions of the federal Wiretap Act apply when e-mails are copied in transit

Tiffany v. eBay eBay’s having breakfast at Tiffany’s expense

  • Fenwick & West LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 17 2008

In a gem of a case, a district court in New York held that eBay is not liable for trademark infringement when its users sell counterfeit Tiffany items

US district court strikes down sex offender registry requirement taken from Department of Justice proposed guidelines

  • Dentons
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  • USA
  • -
  • October 6 2008

In Doe v. Shurtleff, 1:08-CV-64 TC (D. Utah Sept 25, 2008) the District of Utah struck down a state statute implementing the Department of Justice's proposed guidelines for compliance with the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act

Does the indictment of the alleged Palin email hacker hold water?

  • Duane Morris LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 16 2008

An indictment by a federal grand jury has issued in Knoxville, Tennessee with respect to the alleged hacking of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's Yahoo email account