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ECPA not applicable to ISP's alleged disclosure of communications to foreign government
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

The Electronic Communications Privacy Act does not apply to the actions of an ISP that allegedly revealed subscribers' personal information and communications to a foreign government, where the acts of disclosure and interception took place in a foreign country, a district court ruled


CDA Section 230 protects web site operator from liability for user's defamatory post, despite general statement on web site concerning accuracy of information
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2010

A general statement on a Web site to the effect that posted information was truthful and accurate did not deprive the Web site operators of protection from liability for defamatory statements posted by third parties under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a Texas appeals court ruled


Early termination fee in contract for internet access not an invalid liquidated damages clause under California law
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

An early termination fee contained in a contract for Internet access services for a defined period is not an invalid liquidated damages clause under Cal. Civ. Code Section 1671, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled


California single publication rule applies to web site right of publicity, Lanham Act claims
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

The California single publication rule bars an individual's common law and California statutory right of publicity and Lanham Act false endorsement claims for the sale of merchandise on a Web site, 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


Online auction site protected from liability for alleged breach of auction rules by auctioneer
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

The operator of an online auction site is protected by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act from claims negligence and tort claims based on allegations that an auctioneer reopened bidding on an auction in violation of the site's rules, a district court ruled


In keyword advertising dispute, Ninth Circuit says trademark infringement requires more than initial interest confusion
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2011

Courts must be flexible in applying the law in the Internet context, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit emphasized in a dispute involving the use of trademark terms in keyword advertising


Prohibition against web site scraping unenforceable, where terms of use were not readily accessible
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

A Web site operator could not enforce limitations on access set forth in its Terms of Use, where the ToU were not displayed on the site in a way in which a reasonable user could be expected to notice them, a district court ruled


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


American Bar Association Ethics Committee advises on attorney web sites
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility issued an opinion advising on various ethical issues that may arise with respect to attorney Web sites