Topics: Internet Law - 103 results


Posted 4 years ago in Internet Law by Arthur Buono  
Electronic Frontier Foundation Tackles News Nazi

One law firm’s battle against news-sharing bloggers has reached a new frontier. The free speech advocate Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a counterclaim challenging Righthaven LLC’s copyright infringement lawsuits. EFF says Righthaven is attempting to chill free speech by shaking down blogs and websites that reproduce or share copyrighted news stories.   Fair use doctrine an exception to a creator’s exclusive rights to exploit a work What’s fair depends on several factors, including the purpose and extent of the …

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Posted 4 years ago in Internet Law by Arthur Buono  
Secret Sex Stream Behind Rutgers Student’s Suicide

Two Rutgers freshman have been charged with criminal invasion of privacy in connection with the suicide of fellow Rutgers student Tyler Clementi. Police say his roommate Dahrun Ravi and Molly Wei secretly used a webcam to transmit a live feed of Clementi having sex with another man. This tragic episode holds almost too many lessons to convey in one story.   Roomate and friend secretly webstreamed student having sex Student committed suicide, thought in response to humiliation of outing Gay …

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Posted 4 years ago in Internet Law by Arthur Buono  
Employees, Social Media, and Apparent Authority

Like Mashable, we’re completely down with unleashing employees’ social media potential. We’re employees, we use social media to get jobs done, we hate leashes, we want to be HEROes. We need to be mindful though that social media as business tool has some unplumbed implications for at least a few legal concepts, including actual, apparent, and implied authority.   Social media making employees more productive, creative More employees interact with more third parties via social media Social media may lend …

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Posted 4 years ago in Internet Law by Arthur Buono  
Dove Outreach Center Spared Quran, Lost Websites

It’s hard to figure out just exactly what to take away from last week’s Quran non-burning. Let’s leave religion and politics aside and focus on something more practical. During the build-up to the non-event, the web hosting service Rackspace shut down Dove Outreach Center’s websites.   Web hosting service terminated church’s websites Florida church backed off threat to burn Quran First Amendment guarantees free speech against government censorship   Private Web Hosts, Publishers May Censor Speech Dove’s pastor, Terry Jones, …

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Posted 4 years ago in Internet Law by Arthur Buono  
New York Law Regulates Internet Dating Websites

I have a friend (heh, heh) who’s on the rebound and is considering trying an online dating service. It seems like a pretty mainstream idea. Check someone out online, then hook up in person for a test drive. Now somebody wants to be your chaperone on that first date. Lawmakers in New York have passed the Internet Dating Safety Act to make sure you proceed one base at a time.   New York concerned with risks involved in Internet dating …

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