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Implied license, fair use, held meritorious defenses in online newspaper article copyright infringement action
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

The implied license and fair use defenses raised by the operator of an online forum are meritorious defenses that warrant reopening a default judgment for copyright infringement, a district court ruled


Ninth Circuit revises controversial opinion limiting government searches of electronically stored information
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, revised its August 2009 opinion addressing warrant applications by law enforcement officials seeking access to electronically stored information


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


Computer file extension functional, therefore not protectable as trademark
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

A computer file extension is inherently functional, therefore a software company that utilizes a particular file extension to designate files that are accessed by its proprietary software may not protect the letters comprising the file extension as a trademark, a district court ruled


Third-party civil discovery subpoena to web mail and social networking providers unenforceable under Stored Communications Act
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2010

A third-party civil discovery subpoena issued to providers of Web mail services and social networking services is unenforceable under the Stored Communications Act, a district court ruled


Rule of lenity limits criminal prosecution under Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for acts of employee disloyalty
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

The rule of lenity limits prosecution of an allegedly disloyal former employee on the theory that his access to his employer's computer network was "without authorization" or "exceeded authorized access" within the meaning of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, a district court ruled


Virginia privacy law unconstitutional as applied to advocate's online posting of SSNs
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

A Virginia statute prohibiting the public disclosure of Social Security Numbers is unconstitutional as applied to a privacy advocate who posted publicly available land records containing unredacted Social Security Numbers as part of a privacy lobbying effort, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled


Broker and compliance officer personally fined by SEC for customer privacy violations
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2011

The Securities and Exchange Commission imposed fines of $20,000 each against the former president of a broker-dealer and a former broker for their actions in transferring customer information to a new firm as the defunct firm wound down


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


Bills to regulate consumer privacy introduced in U.S. House and Senate
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2011

Several bills aimed at regulating the collection and use of consumer personal information was introduced in Congress in April