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Employee access to computer network in furtherance of criminal fraud “exceeds authorized access” under CFAA
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

An employee who accessed financial data on her employer's computer network in violation of official policy in order to perpetrate a criminal scheme exceeded her authorized access to the network within the meaning of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled


No reasonable expectation of privacy in contents of shared folder accessible via unsecured wireless router
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

A defendant had no reasonable expectation of privacy in the contents of a shared folder that was accessible via an unsecured wireless router to which his computer was connected, a district court ruled


Assent to newspaper’s online privacy policy did not constitute waiver of right to anonymous speech
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

An anonymous commenter's assent to a newspaper's online privacy policy did not constitute a waiver of the commenter's right to anonymous speech, a district court ruled


ECPA not applicable to ISP's alleged disclosure of communications to foreign government
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

The Electronic Communications Privacy Act does not apply to the actions of an ISP that allegedly revealed subscribers' personal information and communications to a foreign government, where the acts of disclosure and interception took place in a foreign country, a district court ruled


Clickwrap agreement enforceable between commercial parties where contract formation process was “consistent with industry standards”
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

A clickwrap agreement between a retail Web site operator and a commercial party was enforceable because, among other things, the online contract formation process that led to the agreement was "consistent with industry standards" and thus could not be said to be substantively unconscionable, a district court ruled


Forum selection clause in Google AdWords agreement applies to claims against Google for prior conduct
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

The scope of the forum selection clause in the agreement applicable to the Google Adwords program extends to a plaintiff's dispute with Google over conduct predating the execution of the Adwords agreement, a district court ruled


Complaint containing bare allegations that consumer complaint Web site is an “information content provider” properly dismissed under CDA Section 230
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

A complaint containing bare allegations that a consumer complaint Web site solicited complaints, contacted consumers to ask questions and assist in drafting or revising complaints, and steered the complaints to categories designed to attract the attention of class action lawyers, among other things, was properly dismissed pursuant to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled


Online clickwrap forum selection clause enforceable despite user's claim of accidental or involuntary “click”
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

A forum selection clause in an online clickwrap agreement covering financial information services is enforceable despite the user's claim that he may have accidentally or involuntarily clicked the boxes signifying assent to the agreement, a district court ruled


Depiction of student athlete in videogame deemed actionable under California right of publicity statute
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

The inclusion of a character in a videogame that corresponded to a student athlete is actionable under the California right of publicity statute, a district court held


College student's innocent infringer defense for copying and distributing phonorecords on P2P network foreclosed by copyright notices
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

A college student found liable for copyright infringement for making digital copies of copyrighted phonorecords and sharing them on a P2P file-sharing network is not entitled to the mitigation of statutory damages under Copyright Act 504(c)(2) for innocent infringement, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled