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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


Forwarding of allegedly defamatory e-mail protected by Communications Decency Act section 230
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

An individual who forwarded an allegedly defamatory e-mail received from another party is protected from liability under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which provides that a user of an interactive computer service cannot be treated as the publisher or speaker of information provided by another information content provider, a district court ruled


Law enforcement may obtain historical cell site data without warrant
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

Law enforcement officials are not ordinarily required under the Stored Communications Act, 18 U.S.C. 2701 et seq., to obtain a warrant in order to obtain historical cell site data of an individual from a wireless telecommunications provider, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled


Prohibition against web site scraping unenforceable, where terms of use were not readily accessible
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

A Web site operator could not enforce limitations on access set forth in its Terms of Use, where the ToU were not displayed on the site in a way in which a reasonable user could be expected to notice them, a district court ruled


New York attorney ethics opinion OKs online data storage, with reservations
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

New York attorneys may use an online data storage system to store and back up client confidential information, provided that they take reasonable care to ensure that the confidentiality of the information is maintained in a manner consistent with an attorney's obligations under New York Rule of Professional Conduct 1.6, 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


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


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