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No Fourth Amendment violation in government administrative subpoena to ISP for subscriber information

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2010

An administrative subpoena served upon a defendant's Internet service provider to obtain his subscriber information did not violate his Fourth Amendment rights, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled, because the defendant had no reasonable expection of privacy in his subscriber information

Massachusetts statute prohibiting distribution of electronic material deemed harmful to minors likely violates First Amendment

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 11 2011

A Massachusetts statute prohibiting the distribution by electronic means of material deemed "harmful to minors" likely violates the First Amendment and therefore its enforcement should be preliminarily enjoined, a district court ruled

Computer file extension functional, therefore not protectable as trademark

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

A computer file extension is inherently functional, therefore a software company that utilizes a particular file extension to designate files that are accessed by its proprietary software may not protect the letters comprising the file extension as a trademark, a district court ruled

Internet subscriber lacks privacy interest in isp account information sought by plaintiff in copyright infringement action

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2010

An Internet service subscriber lacks a privacy interest in account information sought in a subpoena served upon the subscriber's Internet service provider, a district court ruled

Stored Communications Act bars civil discovery subpoena to e-mail service provider, absent consent of account holder

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 11 2011

The federal Stored Communications Act bars the enforcement of a subpoena directed to an e-mail service provider to obtain the contents of an account-holder's e-mails, absent the consent of the account holder, a district court ruled

Web site that created and delivered unverified checks at direction of users violated FTC act

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2010

A company that operated a Web site that created and delivered unverified checks at the direction of users violated the unfair practices provisions of the Federal Trade Commission Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled

Access to licensed software by attorneys acting for benefit of licensee breached license agreement

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 11 2011

Use of licensed software by attorneys acting for the benefit of a licensee of the software breached the terms of the license agreement, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled

Cost of examining third-party computers to locate and delete misappropriated files not compensable under CFAA

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2010

A plaintiff who claimed that his files were copied without authorization from a purloined "thumb drive" and onto various third-party computers failed to show a compensable loss under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act because he failed to show that the thumb drive was somehow damaged or impaired by the defendant's act of accessing the drive, a district court ruled

No CFAA violation where software licensor with administrative password gave server access to licensor's competitor

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

Neither a software licensee, nor a competitor of the software licensor, violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act when the competitor accessed a server containing the licensor's proprietary files via a password supplied by the licensee who had been issued an administrative password by the licensor, a district court ruled

U.S. Supreme Court grants petition for certiorari in Quon v. Arch Wireless case involving employee communications claim under Stored Communications Act

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

The U.S. Supreme Court granted the petition for certiorari filed by the employer in a case involving the privacy of employee communications under the Stored Communications Act provisions of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act