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After months of waffling, I finally purchased an iPad 2 last fall. I already had a laptop and an iPhone and feared that an iPad might be technology overkill but was hoping that the iPad would let me leave my laptop bag at home while on vacation. The iPad won't...After months of waffling, I finally...
Our article, entitled "Putting the Genie Back in the Bottle: Leveraging Private Enforcement to Improve Internet Privacy," leads off the most recent issue of the William Mitchell Law Review. In the article, we argue that Congress should enact an omnibus Internet privacy statute which balances the...
At 10 a.m. on Saturday, I'll be appearing on Blueprint for Wealth on Federal News Radio (1500AM and 820AM in the D.C. Metro Area and streaming live at www.federalnewsradio.com) to discuss the law of blogging. If you get a chance to listen, make sure to leave a comment here letting...At 10 a.m. on...
Over 5,000 John Doe Defendants unsuccessfully sought to quash subpoenas issued to Internet Service Providers ("ISPs") by Plaintiff West Coast Productions to learn the identity of the Defendants known in the Complaint only by their internet protocol ("IP") addresses. West Coast Productions, Inc. v....
The social networking saga appears to have finally come to an end in a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirming the decision to enforce the Settlement Agreement between Facebook and the Winklevosses. The Facebook, Inc. v. Pacific Northwest Software, Inc.,...
In Faconnable USA Corporation v. John Does 1-10, 2011 WL 2015515 (D. Colo. May 24, 2011), the United States District Court for the District of Colorado rejected a ISP's motion to quash a subpoena issued to discover the identity of anonymous editors of Wikipedia. Plaintiff alleges that the anonymous...
Wayne Chang, a former partner in ConnectU, Facebook's social networking rival, brought suit against his former ConnectU partners (the "Winklevoss Defendants") and their attorneys over a settlement reached with Facebook in a separate litigation. Chang v. Winklevoss, No. 09-5397-BLS1, 2011 WL 1758963...
On May 9, 2011, the United States District for the District of Utah granted Defendants' Motion to Quash Subpoenas, Issue Protective Order, and Dismiss Complaint in a case that stemmed from Defendants' anonymous online speech. Koch Industries, Inc. v. Does, 2011 WL 1775765 (D.Utah). Koch Industries...
Teachbook, a social and professional networking Web site dedicated to teachers, successfully moved to dismiss Facebook's trademark infringement claims by arguing that it was not subject to personal jurisdiction in California. Facebook, Inc. v. Teachbook.com, LLC, No. CV 10-03654 RMW, 2011 WL...
Plaintiff Permitted to Serve Discovery on Google and Blogspot to Determine Identity of Anonymous Blogger
A plaintiff suing a John Doe defendant known only as "Tazmanian353" was granted leave to serve discovery on Google and Blogspot.com to determine, among other things, registration information, assignment, billing and payment information, source IP addresses and log files for the user known as...