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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


Access to licensed software by attorneys acting for benefit of licensee breached license agreement
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

Use of licensed software by attorneys acting for the benefit of a licensee of the software breached the terms of the license agreement, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled


Programmer's computer access to steal employer's stock trading code not "unauthorized" under CFAA
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

A programmer charged with stealing computer source code for a high-speed stock trading platform from his employer in order to benefit one of its competitors did not access the firm's computer network without authorization, or in excess of his authorization, within the meaning of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, a district court ruled


E-mails sent to transferred domain name and read by new domain owner not intercepted under ECPA
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

E-mails that were sent to e-mail accounts connected to a domain name that was transferred pursuant to a settlement agreement, and that were read by the new domain name owner, were not "intercepted" within the meaning of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, a district court ruled


New York attorneys may access public social networking profiles for litigation purposes
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

Attorneys may access publicly available profile pages on social networking sites in order to obtain evidence and impeachment material for use in litigation, the New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics opined


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


Tort plaintiff lacked reasonable expectation of privacy in social network communications
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

A tort plaintiff lacked a reasonable expectation of privacy in e-mails and other communications shared with third parties on social networking sites, a New York State trial court ruled


Online provider's selective deletion and retention of third-party business reviews protected by CDA Section 230
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

An online business review site is not liable for alleged defamatory comments posted by a third party user of the site, a New York trial court ruled


Transfer of packaged software was a license, not a sale, under copyright first sale doctrine
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

A transaction involving the transfer of packaged software from a developer to a user was a license, not a sale, under the copyright first sale doctrine, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled


Use of e-mail client rule to acquire copies of e-mail messages violates Wiretap Act
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

An employee who accessed the rule function on his supervisor's e-mail account in order to have copies of the supervisor's e-mail messages forwarded to him violated the provisions of the Wiretap Act that prohibit intentional interception of an electronic communication, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled