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Damage, impairment or interruption of service required to show compensable loss under CFAA
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2010

A compensable "loss" under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is not established by an allegation that a company spent in excess of $5,000 to investigate unauthorized access to its computerized data, where the company failed to show any underlying damage, impairment or interruption of service to a computer or a computer system, a district court held


Clickwrap user agreement bars claims against web site operator over fraudulent ticket sales
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

A clickwrap user agreement applicable to an online ticket exchange that contained broad disclaimers of liability, including disclaimers of express and implied warranties, bars claims by users of the site based upon their purchase of fraudulent ticket purchase options, a district court ruled


Browsewrap attorney fee provision between business parties violates Ohio public policy
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

An attorney fee provision in a browsewrap license agreement between commercial parties is unenforceable under Ohio law, even though a jury found that the agreement had been breached, because the attorney fee provision was not the product of "free and understanding negotiation," 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


Music downloader's due process rights violated by copyright statutory damages award of $22,500 per song
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

A jury award of $22,500 per song, resulting in a total award of $675,000 in statutory damages against an individual who downloaded copyrighted music files on a peer-to-peer network, violated the individual's due process rights, where he reaped no pecuniary reward from the infringement and the infringement caused the plaintiffs "minimal harm," a district court ruled


Federal FACTA truncation requirements inapplicable to e-mailed receipts for online purchases
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

E-mailed order confirmations are not “electronically printed” receipts subject to the truncation requirements of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (“FACTA”) amendments to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled


E-mail messages satisfy Colorado statute of frauds writing requirement
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

An e-mail sent to parties involved in negotiations over the settlement of a business dispute satisfies the writing requirement in the Colorado statute of frauds, a district court ruled


On remand from Supreme Court, Second Circuit reiterates ruling barring TCPA junk fax class actions under New York law
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

Class actions alleging violations of the "junk fax" provisions of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act may not be brought under New York law, because they are barred by N.Y.C.P.L.R. 901(b), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled


Identity of anonymous commercial speakers entitled to lower standard of protection
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

Anonymous speakers who posted statements and videos disparaging a business on a competitor's Web site are entitled to a lesser degree of First Amendment protection than that applicable to political speech, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled


Despite liability disclaimer, domain name registrar may be liable for social engineering hack of domain name
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

A domain name registrar may be liable for damages sustained by a search engine as a result of a social engineering exploit that enabled a hacker to obtain control of the search engine's domain name and redirect traffic to the hacker's political site, a district court ruled