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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...

Aaron P. Rubin.


The Coming Border Wars: U.S. Court Decision Refusing to Enforce Canadian Court Order Highlights the Growing Balkanization of the Internet

USA, Canada - March 20 2018 Does a search engine operator have to delist websites hosting, without authorization, your trade secret materials or other intellectual property? The...

Hywote Taye.


Social Links: Inline link to tweet with photo could constitute copyright infringement; proposed California legislation could restrict website operators’ efforts to have minors consent to terms of use

USA - March 12 2018 In a decision that has generated considerable controversy, a federal court in New York has held that the popular practice of embedding tweets into...


All Eyes on Fair Use: The Second Circuit Delivers a Victory for Copyright Owners

USA - March 5 2018 In July 2013, Fox sued TVEyes for copyright infringement and, in August 2015, Judge Hellerstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District...

J. Alexander Lawrence.


Social Links: Facebook ups its facial recognition game; retracing Twitter’s 2017 missteps; YouTube stars’ fan bases reach their saturation point

USA - January 12 2018 In order to comply with a new German law requiring social media sites to take down hate speech, Twitter and Facebook removed anti-Islamic social media...

Aaron P. Rubin.