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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


Excerpting and linking to online news article protected by fair use doctrine
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

A blogger's posting of an eight-line excerpt from a 30-line online newspaper article, coupled with a link to the full article on the newspaper Web site, is protected by the copyright fair use doctrine, a district court ruled


No dismissal under CDA Section 230 for ISP where good faith is challenged
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2010

An Internet service provider is not entitled to dismissal of a complaint alleging various theories of liability for blocking e-mails alleged to be spam, where the plaintiff's complaint called into question whether the ISP acted in good faith pursuant to Section 230 (c)(2) of the Communications Decency Act, a district court ruled


Operator of BitTorrent P2P file-sharing network induced copyright infringement and is ineligible for DMCA safe harbors
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

The operator of a file-sharing network that utilized the BitTorrent file-sharing technology is secondarily liable for inducing copyright infringement by users of the network, a district court ruled


FINRA alerts investors to bitcoin risks
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2014

Bitcoin remains fixed on the front pages of the business and technology news for both the salacious and the positive. Much attention has been paid to


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


Public relations firm settles FTC action over paid online game reviews
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

A public relations firm settled a Federal Trade Commission enforcement action in which the agency alleged that the firm engaged in deceptive advertising when its employees posed as ordinary consumers posting game reviews at the online iTunes store, and it did not disclose that the reviews came from paid employees working on behalf of the developers


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


Online marketer, e-commerce retailers, settle New York consumer fraud charges over online discount programs
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

The New York Attorney General announced the settlement of consumer fraud complaints stemming from online discount or "Web loyalty" programs


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