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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


Who exactly is a ‘user’ under the DMCA safe harbor?
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2015

The DMCA was enacted in 1998 to preserve "strong incentives for service providers and copyright owners to cooperate to detect and deal with copyright


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


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


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


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


Virginia court dismisses webcaster’s suit concerning geofencing workaround to copyright royalty obligations
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • February 24 2015

We previously wrote about a Virginia federal magistrate judge's report recommending dismissal of a declaratory judgment action brought by several


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