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In the coming ‘metaverse’, there may be excitement but there certainly will be legal issues

USA - December 3 2021 The concept of the “metaverse” has garnered much press coverage of late, addressing such topics as the new appetite for metaverse investment…

GPL open source litigation could open the door to other suits

USA - October 26 2021 In today’s digital age, the question isn’t whether there is open source software being used in a company’s products, but how it is being used and…

Southwest Airlines wins injunction barring travel site from Scraping

USA - October 4 2021 On September 30, 2021, a Texas district court granted Southwest Airline Co.’s (“Southwest”) request for a preliminary injunction against online…

Another NY Court Repudiates Ninth Circuit “Server Test” in Case over Embedded Video

USA - August 11 2021 On July 30, 2021, a New York district court declined to dismiss copyright infringement claims with respect to an online article that included an…

Settlement in Plaid Fintech Data Case

USA - August 7 2021 On August 5, 2021, a proposed class action settlement was reached in the closely-watched privacy action against fintech services company Plaid Inc…

Second Circuit Vacates CDA Decision and Reissues a Narrower Opinion Reaching Same Conclusion, Providing Some Practical CDA Lessons for the Future

USA - July 26 2021 Less than one week after issuing an order vacating its own March 2021 opinion in an important Communications Decency Act (“CDA”) case and granting a…

Supreme Court vacates Linkedin-HiQ scraping decision, remands to Ninth Circuit for another look

USA - June 16 2021 On June 14, 2021, in a closely-watched dispute involving the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), the Supreme Court granted LinkedIn Corp.’s…

Some Interesting CDA Section 230 Developments: A Novel FCRA Victory, a Negligent Design Exception and a Startling New State Law

USA - June 10 2021 In the past month, there have been some notable developments surrounding Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (“CDA” or “Section 230”)…

Supreme Court Ends Long-Running Circuit Split over CFAA “Exceeds Authorized Access” Issue, Adopting a Narrow Interpretation That Will Reverberate in Scraping Disputes and Litigation over Departing Employees

USA - June 6 2021 In a closely-watched appeal, the Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, reversed an Eleventh Circuit decision and adopted a narrow interpretation of…

Plaid Federal Electronic Surveillance Claims Dropped, Privacy Claims Survive

USA - May 11 2021 On April 30, 2021 a California district court trimmed various federal privacy-related claims, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) claim…