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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


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


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


Online retailers fail in facial constitutional challenge to New York State Online Sales Tax Law
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

Amendments to New York State's retail sales tax law aimed at requiring online retailers to collect state sales tax on purchases by New York residents is not facially unconstitutional, a New York appellate court ruled


CDA 230 protects blog owner from liability for third-party comment
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2011

The court ruled the owner of a blog is not liable for an alleged defamatory comment even if the owner viewed and approved the comment prior to publication on the blog


Bankruptcy court approves destruction of personal information gathered on gay teen site
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

The judge presiding over the bankruptcy proceeding of the operator of a Web site and magazine aimed at gay teens has approved a settlement allowing the destruction of personal information of users rather than a sale to creditors as part of the bankruptcy estate


Limited damages available under DMCA 512(f) for wrongful takedown notice
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

Although DMCA 512(f) allows an award of "any damages" for wrongful removal of alleged infringing material as a result of misrepresentations to a service provider, such damages "must be proximately caused by the misrepresentation to the service provider and the service provider's reliance on the misrepresentation," a district court ruled


Online clickwrap agreement unenforceable where customer warned company that non-executives had no contractual authority
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

A forum selection clause in an online clickwrap agreement is not enforceable against a customer that warned the Web site owner that it would not assent to such agreements, and that the customer's employees who accessed the site were not authorized to enter agreements on the customer's behalf, a district court ruled


Clickwrap form of online agreement not required for contract formation
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

A click on a button marked "I agree" is not necessary to effectively manifest assent to online contract terms, a Missouri appeals court ruled


FTC consumer privacy settlement over Google Buzz includes EU Safe Harbor violations
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • May 5 2011

The Federal Trade Commission settled deceptive practices charges against Google relating to the rollout of the Google Buzz social network in 2010, including charges that Google violated the substantive requirements of the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor agreement