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Trademarks as hashtags; influencer sues company allegedly depicting him in an ad; new uses for AI technology

USA - May 20 2019 A federal district court in California has added to the small body of case law addressing whether it’s permissible for one party to use another...

Appeals Court Again Upholds Section 230 Protections in Case Against Grindr

USA - April 30 2019 Often hailed as the law that gave us the modern Internet, Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act generally protects online platforms from...

Charles Cartagena-Ortiz.

What’s in a (User)Name?

USA - March 22 2019 As consumers increasingly communicate and interact through social media platforms, courts have had to grapple with how to apply existing laws to new...

Amber Harezlak.

Social Links: Settlement declares fake “likes” illegal; Pinterest’s impending IPO; a bill to criminalize “social media extortion”

USA - February 27 2019 In what is being described as “the first settlement to deem such sales illegally deceptive,” New York Attorney General Letitia James has entered into...

Section 230 Survives to Fight Another Day Following California Supreme Court Decision

USA - August 22 2018 As we have noted previously, the California Court of Appeal’s Hassell v. Bird decision in 2016 upholding an injunction requiring Yelp to remove...