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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

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

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

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  • 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

Opt out rejected by the EU data protection authorities for online behavioral advertising

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 22 2010

In an opinion issued on June 22, 2010, the EU Data Protection Authorities (Article 29 Working Party) clarified the legal framework applicable to online behavioral advertising - an activity that is becoming a hot topic for discussion as its popularity grows

Operator of BitTorrent P2P file-sharing network induced copyright infringement and is ineligible for DMCA safe harbors

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

The operator of a file-sharing network that utilized the BitTorrent file-sharing technology is secondarily liable for inducing copyright infringement by users of the network, a district court ruled

Advertiser protection under CDA Section 230 for user-generated online contest submissions held an issue for jury

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

Material issues of fact concerning an advertiser's role in the creation of user-generated videos submitted in an online contest preclude a grant of summary judgment on the issuer's defense under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a district court ruled