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Facebook post that someone has herpes leads to criminal conviction

August 13 2013 The Superior Court of Pennsylvania issued an opinion earlier this month in the matter of Commonwealth v. Cox. The issue was "whether comments made in…

Amber alert text message locates missing child, annoys sleeping New Yorkers

July 18 2013 Here's an interesting case from the place where technology and law enforcement meet. Earlier this week, a young boy was abducted from his foster care…

Defendant gets spoliation sanctions after deleting text messages

March 7 2013 Do you delete pesky old text messages, hoping to clear up space on your smartphone? Well, think again, especially if you're in active litigation. In…

Linking to copyrighted material is not necessarily infringement

August 27 2013 We've talked a little in the past about whether there's any liability in liking to copyrighted material. A British man that ran a streaming video…

Ethics: how to handle a departing lawyer’s email account

October 3 2013 Last month, the Philadelphia Bar Association's Professional Guidance Committee issued an interesting technology law-related ethics opinion. The…

Without evidence of noncompliance, trial court erred in ordering forensic imaging

May 20 2014 In Fasteners For Retail, Inc. v. DeJohn, the parties had a business dispute (causes of action included breach of confidentiality and unfair…

“Mere loss of data” in a breach is not enough to confer standing

May 20 2014 In re: Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) is an opinion issued by the U.S. District Court for D.C. earlier this month. It's the latest…

Ex-boyfriend’s cyberstalking conduct not protected by First Amendment

May 19 2014 After a break-up, defendant Sayer "persistently stalked and harassed Jane Doe for over four years." Initially he'd show up at places where he knew…

Negative blog posts held not to be actionable under the CFAA

May 16 2014 In the recent New York case Tan v. Doe, co-plaintiff Miah was involved in a business dispute concerning UrFilez, a company that he co-founded. Things…

Wake me up before you Indiegogo: legal issues with crowdfunding

May 16 2014 Have you ever backed a project on a crowdfunding site like Kickstarter or Indiegogo? How did that backing experience go? Were you impressed with the…