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Grindr and Armslist Cases Reaffirm Core Protections for User-Generated Content

USA - May 16 2019 Sometimes, bad facts don’t make bad law. Two recent decisions confirm that a federal immunity protects websites from claims that they allowed their...

Robert E. Miller, James Rosenfeld.

California Legislature Weighing Law to Regulate Websites that Allow Online Advertising of Unlicensed Cannabis Businesses (AB 1417)

USA - April 29 2019 Last week, a California legislative committee advanced a bill that would require websites that primarily publish content about cannabis products to...

Brendan Charney, Chris Morley, John McKay, Nicole Phillis.

Supreme Court’s Strict Construction of Copyright Act Pre-Suit Requirements Likely to Up the Ante on “Preregistration”

USA - March 5 2019 The Supreme Court held on March 4 that a copyright owner may not file a lawsuit alleging infringement without first securing a registration from the...

Caesar Kalinowski IV.

California Supreme Court Affirms Broad Section 230 Immunity

USA - July 3 2018 In a closely watched case, the California Supreme Court on Monday confirmed it will continue to broadly interpret the immunity provided by Section...

Thomas R. Burke, Rochelle L. Wilcox.

Ninth Circuit Clarifies Standards for Applying SLAPP Procedure in Federal Court

USA - May 24 2018 The Ninth Circuit issued an opinion last week clarifying the standards applicable to anti-SLAPP motions in federal court, which is accompanied by a...

Tim Cunningham.