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Limited damages available under DMCA 512(f) for wrongful takedown notice

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

Although DMCA 512(f) allows an award of "any damages" for wrongful removal of alleged infringing material as a result of misrepresentations to a service provider, such damages "must be proximately caused by the misrepresentation to the service provider and the service provider's reliance on the misrepresentation," a district court ruled

COPPA violations? Cop a settlement for $3 million

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 18 2011

Playdom, Inc., an online game company owned by Disney Enterprises, Inc., and Playdom’s Chief Executive Officer, Howard Marks (the “Defendants”), agreed to pay $3 million to settle charges brought by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) that they violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) by collecting, using and disclosing the personal information of children under the age of 13 without their parents’ prior, verifiable consent

Multinational employers face multiple Facebook rulings

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 7 2011

Recent prosecutions by the National Labor Relations Board have the employer community all atwitter over the Board’s apparent social media policy

Advertiser settles deceptive advertising charges stemming from undisclosed payments for online reviews

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

An advertiser that paid affiliates to post favorable reviews of its product in online articles, blog posts and other online editorial material without disclosing the arrangement agreed to pay a $250,000 fine to settle deceptive advertising charges brought by the Federal Trade Commission

Public relations firm settles FTC action over paid online game reviews

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

A public relations firm settled a Federal Trade Commission enforcement action in which the agency alleged that the firm engaged in deceptive advertising when its employees posed as ordinary consumers posting game reviews at the online iTunes store, and it did not disclose that the reviews came from paid employees working on behalf of the developers

This advertisement is brought to you by...you

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 1 2010

A new advertising icon was released last week by a privacy advocacy group in conjunction with a group of advertisers and agencies as part of an effort to educate consumers about behavioral advertising and head off federal regulation

Ninth Circuit rules on license conditions versus contract covenants in dispute over World of Warcraft bots - MDY v. Blizzard, part I

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 3 2011

Playing World of Warcraft, the world's most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), can be, well, a drag

New York High Court splits on applicability of Communications Decency Act Section 230 to online forum operator

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 30 2011

A divided New York Court of Appeals ruled on June 14, 2011, that an online forum administrator’s additions to an allegedly defamatory post by a user are protected by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act

Facebook accedes to the FTC's poke, settles FTC's charges

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 7 2011

Facebook recently agreed to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that Facebook violated the FTC Act

SEC advisory on use of social media by investment advisers

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 6 2012

The SEC recently issued a Risk Alert cautioning investment advisers about the use of social media