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DOJ Reviewing Paramount Consent Decrees
What are known as the "Paramount Consent Decrees" have governed the manner in which film studios have distributed films to movie theaters for 70 years.
United States
15 Aug 2018
Ashley Madison Class Representatives Cannot Remain Anonymous
It seems like just yesterday that the Ashley Madison site became big news.
United States
28 Apr 2016
Children May Proceed With Climate Change Case, Federal Judge Rules
What are we going to do about climate change? Can government get the job done to protect us? Well, some children do not believe so, and they have taken the matter to federal court.
United States
14 Apr 2016
What's Next For The Supremes?
Within moments of the untimely passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the political posturing began in terms of what should happen next with respect to the open seat on the high court.
United States
2 Mar 2016
Facebook Potentially Liable In French Nude Painting Case
This legal decision could be of concern to Facebook, as it has more than 30 million users in France, and because the French appellate court rejected the clause contained in Facebook's terms and conditions...
United States
18 Feb 2016
Top Internet Law Story For 2015
As the Internet grows and develops, the law is fast on its heels — attempting to resolve difficult cases and seeking to regulate new and different online scenarios.
United States
11 Jan 2016
Winning Cases By Telling A Story
Once upon a time, long ago but not too far away, there was a law firm associate who was working up a case for a senior trial partner with the hope of delivering a well-prepared pre-trial and trial plan.
United States
23 Sep 2015
9th Circuit Resisting Efforts To Dilute CDA Section 230 ISP Immunity?
Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) generally affords immunity for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) with respect to content posted by users on their websites.
United States
4 Mar 2015
Does The Indictment Of The Alleged Palin Email Hacker Hold Water?
An indictment by a federal grand jury has issued in Knoxville, Tennessee with respect to the alleged hacking of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's Yahoo email account.
United States
20 Oct 2008
Applying Judicial Common Sense To Electronic Discovery Burdens
Since the enactment of the electronic discovery amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in late-2006, parties have been paranoid that the scope of their production obligations would be gargantuan, and that they would be compelled to search for and provide a wide array of electronic information, at a tremendous financial cost.
United States
16 May 2008
Perspective: Dude, What Happened To My PC?
You may have heard how important it is to preserve evidence related to a legal proceeding. Failing to do so can cost you serious amounts of money and might trigger serious evidentiary sanctions that essentially could gut your legal case.
United States
7 Dec 2007
Perspective: When Virtual Legal Chickens Come Home To Roost
Netizens are spending more and more of their time living their lives online in virtual worlds. But while many virtual world interactions are not real and take place in fictitious places, virtual disputes increasingly are landing in real courts back in terra firma.
United States
8 Nov 2007
Perspective: Others Post, You Get Sued
The stakes are enormous. The question is serious. Under what circumstances will the law hold interactive computer services liable for content posted by others on their sites?
United States
31 Oct 2007
Perspective: The New e-discovery Burden
Almost a year ago the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure governing the discovery of electronic data were amended. While the changes were designed to reduce litigation costs, we've seen just the opposite.
United States
18 Oct 2007
Perspective: A Judicial Blessing For Vote-Swapping Sites
Just as the 2008 presidential race is kicking into high gear, a federal appellate court has ruled that California's former secretary of state improperly threatened criminal prosecution against two vote-swapping sites pertaining to the Bush-Gore 2000 presidential election.
United States
10 Sep 2007
Barbie Comes Out Swinging
It is not a good idea to offend Barbie. Case in point--Mattel has sued a company called Global China Networks for infringing on the Barbie trademark. The dispute stems from GCN's use of the domain name, a pornographic Web site.
United States
30 Aug 2007
Perspective: How MySpace Brought Down A Spammer is well known as a social-networking service that allows members to create unique personal profiles online to find and communicate with other people. But did you also know that MySpace is actively trying to root out spammers?
United States
23 Aug 2007
Electronic Communications And Their Discontents
Attorneys, legal scholars and the courts are governed by a latticework of legal rules created long before the advent of the electronic age. Now all concerned find themselves forced to adapt to changes brought by computer technology.
United States
26 Jul 2007
Perspective: Online Sports Fantasies Get Dose Of Reality
The many fantasy sports league enthusiasts can breathe a deep sigh of relief after a ruling by a federal judge in New Jersey that their activities do not constitute illegal gambling.
United States
9 Jul 2007
Perspective: Virtual World Litigation For Real
More and more people are participating in virtual worlds on the Internet, and where people go, litigation follows. A recent case, Bragg v. Linden Research, raises a number of real-world legal issues that now are cropping up in virtual worlds.
United States
14 Jun 2007
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