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California Supreme Court denies review of ruling allowing restaurant owner’s false advertising claims to proceed against Yelp
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2014

On November 12, 2014, the California Supreme Court denied review of the California Court of Appeals decision in Demetriades v. Yelp, Inc., 2014 WL


Browsewrap agreement held unenforceable against consumer due to insufficient notice
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 8 2014

Many commercial websites rely on "browsewrap" agreements to bind visitors to commercial terms. A recent decision by the Ninth Circuit suggests that a


Sixth Circuit reinforces CDA immunity reverses lower court in Jones v. Dirty World
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • June 16 2014

On June 16th, 2014, the Sixth Circuit reversed the lower court's holding that the gossip site, TheDirty.com, was responsible for its users'


Music publishers bring contributory copyright claims against ISP for infringing activities of subscribers
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • December 2 2014

In a novel lawsuit that tests the bounds of service provider liability, two music publishers brought suit against an ISP for contributory copyright


In clickwrap data pass contract dispute. Second Circuit sacks e-mail notice of post-transaction terms
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 25 2012

In an important opinion on the enforceability of online contract terms, Senior Circuit Judge Robert D. Sacks walks through the last decade and a half of online contracting law on the way to invalidating an arbitration provision in an agreement involving a so-called Web loyalty program


There's no sense waiting to see what the U.S. Supreme Court has to say about GPS tracking
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 5 2012

That appears to be the opinion of Magistrate Judge David Noce in United States v. Robinson, No. 4:11-cr-00361 (D. Mo. Dec. 27, 2011), who ruled that GPS tracking of a public official suspected of having a no-show municipal job did not require a warrant


Assignment of copyright through terms of use: does e-sign make it ok? A tool for B2B sites dealing with unauthorized access to their content?
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • December 20 2012

It is a common practice for Web site providers who accept submissions of user-generated content to include a license provision in their “Terms of Use” to obtain rights to use the content


Sixth Circuit affirms ‘dirtiest hotel’ defamation ruling
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 23 2013

We previously wrote about a Tennessee district court's decision holding that a hotel's inclusion at the top of the 2011 TripAdvisor "Dirtiest Hotels"


No expansion of CFAA liability for monetary exploit of software bug
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • November 13 2013

In the game Monopoly, lucky players landing on Community Chest might turn over the highly desirable "Bank Error in Your Favor, Collect $200&Prime


Emerging technology and existing law: can geofencing provide radio webcasters a workaround of digital performance royalties?
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • October 3 2014

New technology continues to generate business models that test the limits of intellectual property laws enacted before such technologies were ever