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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...


Social Links: Axed exec sues people behind anonymous Instagram account; bill protects elderly from social media exploitation; using social media to impeach witnesses in criminal trials

USA - August 1 2018 An advertising executive who lost his job after being named on an anonymous Instagram account is suing the now-defunct account for defamation. The...

John F. Delaney.


Social Links: Laws affecting politicians on Twitter & tourists taking photos; the GDPR takes effect; lost Bitcoins

USA - June 1 2018 Finding that President Trump’s Twitter feed constitutes a public forum, a federal judge in New York City held that it’s a First Amendment violation...

John F. Delaney.


Social Links: Revenge porn victim awarded $6.4M; the discoverability of photos posted to Facebook; can users be blocked from government officials’ social media accounts?

USA - April 16 2018 Based on copyright infringement, emotional distress and other claims, a federal district court in California awarded $6.4 million to a victim of...

John F. Delaney.


California Court Holds That YouTube’s Removal Notice Is Not Defamatory

USA - February 22 2018 As we have noted previously, YouTube users sometimes object when the online video giant removes their videos based on terms-of-use violations, such as...