LAWSUIT AGAINST FACEBOOK FOR AIDING TERRORISTS TOSSED: The infamous power of the CDA

A U.S. District Court in Brooklyn has dismissed two lawsuits against Facebook, one brought by families of victims of Hamas terror attacks, and the other brought by 20,000 Israeli citizens. The claims allege that Facebook provided [...]

HOW TO LOSE THE ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE IN THE CLOUD

It’s actually pretty easy to lose the attorney-client privilege protection when sharing documents online. 

COURT PUTS CHINK IN DMCA IMMUNITY ARMOR: Be careful in use of moderators

Background:

Section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is largely responsible for the plethora of user-generated content on the Internet. Section 512(c) provides that a service provider (e.g., a website) will [...]

THE $1 BILLION RANSOMWARE INDUSTRY: Legal obligations of victims

Kidnapping a person and demanding a ransom for the victim’s release is old school. Now the perpetrators can hack your network and either encrypt your data, lock screens or disable the network and demand a ransom for receiving an [...]

USE OF INFLUENCERS AND DECEPTIVE ADVERTISING: The FTC takes notice of Instagram

Last week the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent more than 90 letters to advertisers and influencers using Instagram reminding them of their obligations to disclose brand relationships in social media posts, in particular on [...]

THE HAZARDS OF DATA SCRAPING: $60m judgment for Craigslist

On April 13th, in the northern district court of California, Craigslist was awarded $60 million in a data scraping case against real estate listing site Radpad (Craigslist, Inc. v. RadPad, Inc., No. 16-01856 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 13, [...]

GOOGLE PLAY STORE DEVELOPER? Comply with new privacy rules or risk getting purged

Beginning in February, Google has been sending notices to app developers that Google intends to limit the visibility of (i.e., remove) Google Play Store apps that do not conform with Google’s current User Data policies. An app [...]

SOURCE CODE ESCROW FOR SAAS – FRIEND OR FOE?

Source code escrows have always been a bit of a strange beast. Though, the idea is simple enough: if there is a vendor meltdown for mission critical software, then the licensee gets a delivery of the source code in order to [...]

ANHEUSER-BUSCH STUMBLES OVER USER-GENERATED CONTENT

Much of the Internet is filled with user-generated content. In order to use that content, companies need to receive sufficient rights from the owner of that content. In that regard, based on a recent complaint, Anheuser-Busch may [...]

A WEAPONIZED TWEET FOLLOWED BY AN ARREST

What is the power of a tweet? As we see from President Trump’s use of Twitter, a short tweet can rock the world. Well, now, a man has been arrested last Friday, March 17th, in Maryland and charged with a crime arising from [...]

1 2