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Major Copyright Victory for the Music Industry Against P2P File Sharing
The music industry came out on top in one of its first attempts to hold an internet service provider liable for its subscribers' unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing
United States
12 Feb 2018
Foreign Cloud-Based Service Providers May Be Subject To Personal Jurisdiction In The United States
In Plixer International, Inc. v. Scrutinizer GMHB, the District Court of Maine ruled that, while jurisdiction would not exist under Maine's long-arm statute...
United States
20 Nov 2017
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Jurisdiction: No "Situs Of Injury" Merely Because Copyrighted Material Is Accessible
Because content posted online can be accessed nearly anywhere, courts regularly face the issue of whether they have personal jurisdiction over a defendant who posted material to the web or a social media site.
United States
9 May 2016
New Jersey Supreme Court Questions Ethics Of "Friending" A Litigation Foe
Attorneys often research adverse parties online to obtain potentially useful—and publicly available—evidence for use in a case.
United States
28 Apr 2016
Clickwrap, Browsewrap And Mixed Media Contracts: A Few Words Can Go A Long Way
Courts have generally categorized such online agreements into two types: "clickwrap" agreements and "browsewrap" agreements.
United States
2 Mar 2016
Go Fish: Do General Discovery Rules Apply To A Litigant's Facebook Posts?
While discovery of social media information has been commonplace for some time, courts are still struggling with when such discovery should be allowed.
United States
13 Jan 2016
Social Media E-Discovery: Are Your Facebook Posts Discoverable In Civil Litigation?
Judge Richard J. Walsh began his opinion in Largent v. Reed with the following question: "What if the people in your life want to use your Facebook posts against you in a civil lawsuit?"
United States
27 Aug 2015
Effort To Hide Facebook Evidence By Deactivating Account Ends Badly For Louisiana Man
As social media has become ubiquitous, courts are wrestling with more discovery disputes involving social media accounts.
United States
19 May 2015
Court Protects Anonymity Of Yelp Users
Virginia's highest court recently held that Yelp could not be forced to turn over the identities of anonymous online reviewers that a Virginia carpet-cleaning owner claimed tarnished his business.
United States
30 Apr 2015
Ninth Circuit To Reconsider The Curious Copyright Case Requiring YouTube To Take Down All Copies Of Anti-Islamic Film
Earlier this year, we noted a peculiar decision out of the Ninth Circuit holding that an actress owns a copyright interest in her five-second performance.
United States
26 Nov 2014
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