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hiQ v. Linkedin Redux? Ninth Circuit Decision Tested In New Case
The ink is barely dry on the landmark Ninth Circuit hiQ Labs decision. Yet, a new dispute has already cropped up testing the bounds of the CFAA and the ability of a platform
United States
8 Oct 2019
In Blockbuster Ruling, Ninth Circuit Affirms hiQ Injunction — CFAA Claim Likely Not Available For Scraping Publicly Available Website Data
In a ruling that is being hailed as a victory for web scrapers and the open nature of publicly available website data, the Ninth Circuit today issued its long-awaited opinion
United States
11 Sep 2019
Ninth Circuit Releases Another Important CDA Section 230 Opinion With Broad Application – Automated Content Recommendation And Notification Tools Do Not Make Social Site The Developer Of User Posts
In the swirl of scrutiny surrounding the big Silicon Valley tech companies and with some in Congress declaiming that Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) should be curtailed,
United States
30 Aug 2019
Facebook Shielded By CDA Immunity Against Federal Claims For Allowing Use Of Its Platform By Terrorists
In recent years, there have been a number of suits filed in federal courts seeking to hold social media platforms responsible for providing material support to terrorists
United States
13 Aug 2019
Finding Article III Standing, Ninth Circuit Declines To Do An About-Face In Illinois Biometric Privacy Class Action Against Facebook
In an important opinion, the Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court's ruling that plaintiffs in the ongoing Facebook biometric privacy class action have alleged a concrete injury-in-fact to confer Article III standing and that the class was properly certified.
United States
13 Aug 2019
Get All Of Your Bots In A Row: 2018 California Bot Disclosure Law Comes Online Soon
During the 2016 election, certain Russian operatives used fake social media profiles to influence voters and also created bot accounts to add likes to and share posts across the internet.
United States
21 Jun 2019
FOSTA Signed Into Law, Amends CDA Section 230 To Allow Enforcement Against Online Providers For Knowingly Facilitating Sex Trafficking
Today, the President signed H.R. 1865, the "Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017" (commonly known as "FOSTA").
United States
13 Apr 2018
New York Court Rebuffs Ninth Circuit's Copyright "Server Test," Finds Embedded Tweet Displaying Copyrighted Image To Be Infringement
A New York district court recently held that a host of online news publishers and media websites that embedded certain tweets (containing unauthorized uploads of plaintiff's copyrighted photo)...
United States
6 Mar 2018
California Court Declines To Dismiss Illinois Facial Recognition/Biometric Privacy Suit Against Facebook On Standing Grounds
This past week, a California district court again declined Facebook's motion to dismiss an ongoing litigation involving claims under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, 740 Ill.
United States
5 Mar 2018
Data Aggregator Seeks Ruling Allowing It To Scrape Public Linkedin Data
In the latest development in the legal controversy over scraping, 3taps, Inc. ("3taps"), a data aggregator and "exchange platform" for developers, filed suit against LinkedIn ...
United States
21 Feb 2018
Will Facebook's Recent Announcement Of Changes To News Feed Affect Legal Immunities For User Content?
Facebook recently announced that it would make changes to its news feed to prioritize content that users share and discuss and material from "reputable publishers."
United States
31 Jan 2018
YouTube Protected By CDA Immunity Over Claims That It Provided Material Support To Terrorists
Ultimately, though highly sympathetic to the plaintiffs, the court dismissed the complaint, with leave to amend, and ruled that the claims were barred by CDA Section 230.
United States
15 Nov 2017
Supreme Court Denies Appeals Of Notable Data Scraping, Computer Fraud Decisions From Ninth Circuit
With the Court declining to review, this important pair of rulings about the breadth of CFAA liability will stand.
United States
16 Oct 2017
LinkedIn Files Opening Brief With Ninth Circuit In Closely-Watched Data Scraping Dispute With hiQ
In a new development in an important scraping dispute, LinkedIn appealed the lower court's decision to grant a preliminary injunction compelling LinkedIn to disable any technical measures it had employed ...
United States
6 Oct 2017
A Green Light for Screen Scraping? Proceed With Caution…
Court Issues Injunction Barring Blocking of Scraping and Holds CFAA Likely Doesn't Apply
United States
25 Aug 2017
Court Issues Injunction Barring Blocking of Scraping and Holds CFAA Likely Doesn't Apply
While the law relating to screen scraping is unclear, a recent landmark decision from the Northern District of California, hiQ Labs, Inc. v. LinkedIn, Corp., 2017 WL 3473663 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 14, 2017), appears to limit the applicability of the CFAA as a tool against scraping.
United States
25 Aug 2017
The Cross-Industry Promise Of Blockchain
The blockchain protocol (a form of a ‘distributed ledger system') was originally designed as a platform to process Bitcoin transactions.
United States
16 Mar 2017
Liability Under CDA Section 230? Recent Lawsuit Tries To Flip The Script Against Social Media Service
The goal of the CDA was to control the exposure of minors to indecent material, but the law's passage provoked legal challenges and pertinent sections of the Act were subsequently struck down...
United States
12 Sep 2016
California Court Refuses To Dismiss Biometric Privacy Suit Against Facebook
The District Court for the Northern District of California recently issued what could be a very significant decision on a number of important digital law issues.
United States
13 May 2016
Photo Storage Service's Collection Of Faceprints May Violate Illinois Biometric Privacy Statute
As we have previously noted, there are several ongoing privacy-related lawsuits alleging that facial recognition-based systems of photo tagging violate the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.
United States
5 Jan 2016
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