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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


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


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


No fair use defense for online post of 21-page book excerpt
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

The blog posting of images of 21 pages of a soon-to-be-published book is not protected by the fair use doctrine and thus may be temporarily enjoined, a district court ruled


Music downloads and ringtones are licensed, not sold, under royalty agreement
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

Sales of music by digital downloads and by ringtones sold through carriers must be accounted to an artist under a royalty contract with a recording company as licenses rather than sales of the music, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled