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In Blockbuster Ruling, Ninth Circuit Affirms hiQ Injunction — CFAA Claim Likely Not Available for Scraping Publicly Available Website Data

USA - September 9 2019 In a ruling that is being hailed as a victory for web scrapers and the open nature of publicly available website data, the Ninth Circuit today issued…

Ninth Circuit Releases Another Important CDA Section 230 Opinion With Broad Application - Automated Content Recommendation and Notification Tools Do Not Make Social Site the Developer of User Posts

USA - August 28 2019 In the swirl of scrutiny surrounding the big Silicon Valley tech companies and with some in Congress declaiming that Section 230 of the…

Recent Rulings Highlight Limits of CDA Immunity in Products Liability Cases against E-Commerce Platforms

USA - August 15 2019 In early July, an appeals court ruled that Amazon should be considered a “seller” of goods under Pennsylvania products liability law and subject to…

Personal Email Management Service Settles FTC Charges over Allegedly Deceptive Statements to Consumers over Its Access and Use of Subscribers’ Email Accounts

USA - August 9 2019 This week, the FTC entered into a proposed settlement with Unrollme Inc. (“Unrollme”), a free personal email management service that offers to assist…

Facebook Shielded by CDA Immunity against Federal Claims for Allowing Use of Its Platform by Terrorists

USA - August 9 2019 In recent years, there have been a number of suits filed in federal courts seeking to hold social media platforms responsible for providing material…

Finding Article III Standing, Ninth Circuit Declines to Do an About-Face in Illinois Biometric Privacy Class Action against Facebook

USA - August 9 2019 In an important opinion, the Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s ruling that plaintiffs in the ongoing Facebook biometric privacy class action…

Ticketmaster Reaches Settlement with Ticket Broker over Unauthorized Use of Automated Bots

USA - July 24 2019 In early July, Ticketmaster reached a favorable settlement in its action against a ticket broker that was alleged to have used automated bots to…

New York Court Finds Warhol Series to be Fair Use of Prince Photograph

USA - July 22 2019 Earlier this month, in The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith, No. 17-cv-2532 (S.D.N.Y. July 1, 2019), a New York district…

Romania Amends Labour Code to Provide In-Vitro Fertilization Leave

Romania - July 10 2019 Romania’s fertility rate is statistically low, with only 1.54 children born per woman in 2018. The country’s birth rate has continued to decline…

Web Scraping Decisions Consider Contract Cause of Action

USA - July 9 2019 Two recent web scraping disputes highlight some important issues regarding whether a website owner may successfully allege a breach of contract…