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TOPICS COVERED

Topics Covered
  • Authentication
  • Computer crime
  • Consumer protection
  • Database protection
  • Digital copyright
  • Domain-name disputes
  • Electronic payments
  • E-mail marketing
  • Information and software licensing
  • Interactive marketing and adware
  • Internet governance/ICANN
  • Internet service provider liability
  • Internet standards
  • Jurisdiction
  • Online-contract formation
  • Online-dispute resolution
  • Open-source software
  • Privacy protections for electronic information
  • Security obligations for electronic information
  • Taxation of online activities
Key Laws & Regulations Covered
  • Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act
  • CAN-SPAM Act
  • Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
  • Digital Millennium Copyright Act
  • Electronic Communications Privacy Act
  • Electronic Signatures in Global and National
  • Commerce Act
  • EU Data Protection Directive
  • EU Electronic-Commerce Directive
  • FTC Act
  • Lanham Act
  • Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy

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July 30
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July 30
Class Claims Brought Against Bitcoin For Gold Website Over Unfufilled Orders
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House Clears Financial Regulatory Measures; Bills Meant to Protect Data Confidentiality
July 30
Facebook, Google Welcome Updated Leahy Measure to Rein in NSA Activities
July 30
Trademark Owners Urge ICANN To Ensure Sunrise for ‘Blocked' SLDs
July 29
ICANN Denies Holding Property of Iran, Syria In Interrogatory Answers to Terrorism Victims
July 29
China Raids Microsoft Offices In Anti-Monopoly Investigation
July 29
FilmOn Held in Contempt for Violating Injunction, Streaming After Aereo Stopped
July 29
House Passes Bill to Clarify DHS Role As Cybersecurity Partner to Industry
July 29
ACPA Statutory Damages of $100,000 Appropriate Where Domains Enabled Fraud
July 29
Registering a Domain Name Alone Doesn't Violate Court Order Against ‘Use'
July 28
Microsoft in China Is Target Of Potential Probe, Sina Reports
July 28
Latest Google Lobbying Figures Reflect Growing Washington Profile
July 28
Unsigned Terms of Service Did Not Contradict Affidavit Describing E-Contracting Processes
July 28
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July 28
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July 28
Tech Support Scammers Must Pay Over $5.1 Million
July 25
Issa Seeks to Immunize Whistle-Blower In Probe of FTC Data Security Efforts
July 25
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July 25
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July 25
Proposed Bill Would Crack Down on Fraud; Expand Spoofing Ban to Texts, Internet Calls
July 25
Request for Three-Person UDRP Panel Not Allowed Once Single Panelist Appointed
July 25
ICANN Board Set to Address Amazon Appeal of TLD Denial
July 24
Parents Sustain Claims for Minors' in-App Purchases Using Google Play Payment Info
July 24
Issa Blasted for ‘Interfering’ With FTC Data Security Case
July 24
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July 24
Treasury Working on Cloud Tax Guidance As Questions on Income Type, Source Grow
July 24
ICANN Board Nixes Dot Sport Limited's Second Go at Appealing .sports TLD Decision
July 23
Images Used in Digital, Second Print Runs Infringed ‘Invoiced' Copyright License Limits
July 23
Suit Against Google Unified Privacy Policy Barely Survives Third Motion to Dismiss
July 23
Contempt Order Denied Against Registrant; Transferee Failed to Create Registrar Account
July 23
9/11 Commissioners Say U.S. Terror Threat High from Hackers
July 23
Cloud Computing Services Provider Cloudeeva Files for Chapter 11 Protection in New Jersey
July 23
Another Marketer of ‘Free' Gift Cards Settles FTC Deceptive Practices Charges
July 23
S.D.N.Y.'s Approval of Broad E-Mail Warrant Signals Significant Circuit Split
July 23
Strickling: Congressional Delay of IANA Move Would Risk U.S. Multistakeholder Reputation
July 22
German Media Company Suit Attacks AdBlocker Again on Antitrust Grounds
July 22
CFPB Begins Taking Prepaid Card Complaints As Agency Prepares Rule with Protections
July 22
Barcode Resellers Reach Accord with FTC Amid Accusations of Invitations to Collude
July 22
Senate Faces Industry Pressure To Pass Cybersecurity Legislation
July 22
EU May Consider Seeking Further Concessions by Google
July 22
Unfair Domain Use of a Marketing Name Presupposes Distinctiveness Based on Use
July 21
Early Consideration of Privacy Issues Is Central to Internet of Things Design
July 21
Use of ‘Segsolutions' and ‘Segcessories' Didn't Establish ‘Family' of Segway Marks
July 21
DC-Focused ‘Digital Chamber of Commerce' To Advocate for Virtual Currency Businesses
July 21
NIST Advisory Group Calls for Transparency In Development of Cryptographic Standards
July 21
Anti-Union Hacking Claims Survive Motion to Dismiss
July 21
False Customer Reviews on Faux Affiliate Site Create False Advertising, Other Tort Claims
July 21
Supreme Court Continues to Build Out Its Framework for Patent Eligibility in High-Tech and Life Sciences Sectors
July 21
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July 18
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July 18
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July 18
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July 17
Complying with the New Canada Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL): Practical Advice for U.S. Businesses
July 28
Request for Three-Person UDRP Panel Not Allowed Once Single Panelist Appointed
July 25
Parents Sustain Claims for Minors' In-App Purchases Using Google Play Payment Info
July 24
Treasury Working on Cloud Tax Guidance As Questions on Income Type, Source Grow
July 24
Senate Faces Industry Pressure To Pass Cybersecurity Legislation
July 22
New York State Issues Proposed ‘BitLicense' Regulations for Virtual Currency Businesses
July 17
FCC, Inundated by Net Neutrality Comments, Extends Response Deadline
July 17
Web Companies Seek FCC Ban On Internet Prioritization Deals
July 17
10th Circuit Vacates Copyright Infringement Finding in Payroll Management Software Case
July 17
Alleged Scraper Settles With LinkedIn; Company to Pay $40K, Destroy User Data
July 17
FTC Updates COPPA Rule Compliance Guidance on Obtaining Parental Consent
July 17
House OKs Permanent Ban on Internet Access Taxes, Handing Issue to Senate
July 17
Senators Introduce Combined Measure On Internet Taxes, Online Sales Tax
July 17
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July 15
UDRP Panel: Trademark Disclaimer Left Term Available for Domain Registration
July 15
Coach Flagged for Using Team E-Mail After Firing May Have Been Authorized
July 15
Court Cites Riley v. California in Civil Case Denying Inspection of Ex-Employees' Phones
July 15
Panel Nixes IBM's URS Claim Cites AIX, DB2 Mark Uses Elsewhere
July 15
Amazon's Antitrust Clash Over E-Books in Germany Draws EU Gaze
July 15
Governors Association Calls for Steps To Enhance U.S. Cybersecurity Posture
July 15
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July 14
Ninth Circuit Revises Garcia Injunction Pointing to Lower Court's Remaining Latitude
July 14
World Bank Has Valuable Potential Role in Internet Development, Governance, Cerf Says
July 14
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July 14
Ad-Supported Internet Content Patent To Be Reconsidered in Light of Alice Ruling
July 14
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July 14
Dueling Defamation Suits Dismissed Between Law School and Plaintiffs' Lawyers
July 14
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July 14
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July 11
FTC Challenges Amazon's Unlawful Billing Of Children's Unauthorized In-App Charges
July 11
Senate Panel Approves Bill To Unlock Mobile Phones
July 11
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July 11
Clearing a Path in the States For Financial Technology Companies
July 11
UDRP Complaint Requires Cite to Evidence
July 11
UDRP Panel OKs Bona Fide Use Of Trademark Term in Domain Name
July 11
Cal. Domain Name Levy Requires Writ of Execution, Not Receiver Auction Request
July 10
Senate Panel OKs Bill to Resolve Cyberthreat Data-Sharing Risks
July 10
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July 10
Group Asks FTC to Probe Facebook's Changes to User News Feeds for Study
July 10
Yahoo! Hacks Highlight Cyber Onslaught That Vulnerable Japan Is Rushing to Thwart
July 10
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July 10
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July 9
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July 21
UDRP Panel: Trademark Disclaimer Left Term Available for Domain Registration
July 15
Panel Nixes IBM's URS Claim Cites AIX, DB2 Mark Uses Elsewhere
July 15
Lawyers May Advise Clients to ‘Take Down' Facebook Posts, but Must Preserve Deletions
July 9
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July 9
TTAB Sustains Merely Descriptive Refusal For ‘Your Cloud' for Personal Cloud Services
July 9
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July 8
Lengthy Delay Erodes UDRP Complaint Despite Inapplicability of Laches Doctrine
July 8
Google Fades Into Background In Fight to Save Open Internet
July 8
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July 8
No Reconsideration for Yahoo ATDS Ruling, But Appeal Already Certified in Similar Case
July 8
Non-Forum Defendant Can Be Sued in Utah For Manipulating Online Server Located There
July 8
OTCs Win as Colorado Appeals Court Says They Aren't Liable for Hotel Occupancy Tax
July 8
Terror Victims Ask ICANN to Turn Over Iranian, Syrian Property, Seeking ccTLDs
July 7
California UCL Enjoins Domain Name Use Based on Injunction-Ineligible ACPA Claim
July 7
Taco Bell Isn't Liable Under TCPA For Text Messages Sent by Marketer
July 7
Websites Generally Aren't Obligated To Disclose User Data, German Court Rules
July 7
Copyrighted Photo's Role in Blog Criticism Entitled to Infringement ‘Fair Use' Defense
July 7
New Jersey Follows Lead of Other States, Enacts ‘Click-Through' Nexus Legislation
July 7
Microsoft Taxes May Undergo Scrutiny as EU Quizzes Luxembourg
July 7
Bitcoin Faces EU Rules as Central Regulator Tells Banks to Stay Away
July 7
Governments, ICANN on Collision Course Over Critical Internet Governance Issues
July 3
New Top-Level Domains in Financial Sector Present Disparate Approaches to Safeguards
July 3
Overstock.com Fails to Get Preliminary Injunction Against Rival NoMoreRack.com
July 3
UDRP Based on Common Law Mark Requires Evidence Proving Claimed Usage
July 14
UDRP Complaint Requires Cite to Evidence
July 11
UDRP Panel OKs Bona Fide Use Of Trademark Term in Domain Name
July 11
UDRP Panel Decides to Move Forward Despite Pending Admin, Court Proceedings
July 10
Lengthy Delay Erodes UDRP Complaint Despite Inapplicability of Laches Doctrine
July 8
Human Rights Considerations Need More ICANN Attention, Council of Europe Says
July 3
UDRP Panelists Differ Over Impact Of Offering Disputed Domain at High Price
July 3
Stakeholders Question Belief That Adding Registrars Will Aid ‘Underserved’ Regions
July 2
Internet Community to ICANN: Accountability Must Be External, With Teeth
July 2
Groups Slam ‘Weak’ Privacy Board Report Finding Web Surveillance Program Lawful
July 2
New York County's Cyberbullying Law Is Overbroad, Violates Free Speech Rights
July 2
Hacked Companies Face SEC Scrutiny Over Adequacy of Risk Disclosure, Controls
July 2
ICANN's GNSO Sounds Call For Independent Accountability Mechanism
July 1
CBO: State, Local Jurisdictions Could Lose Millions From Internet Tax Bill
July 1
EU Official Discusses Digital Technology Questions Raised by Google Case Analysis
July 1
Draft Senate Bill Reignites Debate Over Privacy, Cyberthreat Data Sharing
July 1
Text Messages Sent to Others' Phones Lack Privacy Protection
July 1
Bank Regulators Launching Cyber Threat Assessment Program for Community Banks
July 1
High Court Rejects Google's Attempt To Shut Down Street-View Class Action
June 30
California Governor Signs Bill Clearing Way for Virtual Currency
June 30
Special Shipping Instructions, Actual Sales Give Jurisdiction Over Related Patent Claims
June 30
Indicia of Commonality Among Registrants Support Consolidated UDRP Domain Transfers
June 30
FTC Releases Updated Document Summarizing Privacy, Security Efforts
June 30
ICANN Board Formally Adopts ATRT2 Accountability, Transparency Measures
June 27
Compelled Disclosure of Encryption Key Wasn't Covered by Act-of-Production Rule
June 27
Big Data Reports May Lead to Big Privacy Change: BGOV Analysis
June 27
Bitcoin to Get Scrutiny from Consumer Bureau After GAO Prodding
June 27
Anti-SLAPP Fight Between Legal Recruiters Ends over Internet Comment Interest Showing
June 27
No Jurisdiction in Arizona Over Blogger, E-mailer Who Didn't Target State
June 27
Internet Tax Moratorium Bill May See House Vote in July, Goodlatte Says
June 27
Officials Flex Government Muscles In Sharp GAC Advice to ICANN Board
June 26
U.S. Vintners Refute Claimed Support For ICANN's OK to .wine, .vin Domains
June 26
6th Cir. Affirms Need to Specify What Portions of Software Are Protectable
June 26
Aereo Court Ruling Sidesteps Cloud Computing Copyright Questions
June 26
Customized App Deal Did Not Automatically Incorporate Underlying App's EULA Terms
June 26
Later Clickwrap Agreement Saves Failed Point-of-Sale Assent, Compels Arbitration
June 26
Large-Scale German E-Retailers Say They Will Ignore Some New Online-Shopping Rules
June 26
Senate Committee Approves Two Bills To Beef Up U.S. Cyberdefenses
June 26
High Court Overturns 2d Cir., Says Aereo Publicly Performs Copyrighted Broadcasts
June 25
Digital Data Entitled to Greater Privacy Than ‘Physical Items,’ Supreme Court Says
June 25
ICANN GNSO Returns to IGO Protections, Commences Review of New Domains Program
June 25
Police Can't Hold Indefinitely Digital Files That Are Beyond Scope of Search Warrant
June 25
Delegating Moderator-Like Functions Fails To Create Liability for Defamatory Posts
June 25
Lack of Evidence of Bad-Faith Registrations Dooms UDRPs Over Great Courses Domains
June 25
.email TLD Gets Mixed URS Rulings Testing Use of TM Terms on e-mail Platform
June 25
FinCEN to Start Checking Virtual Currency Entities to Ensure BSA/AML Compliance
June 25
Bitcoin Auction Draws Bidders From Wall Street to Silicon Valley
June 25
ICANN's Government Advisors Take Board to Task Over Category 2 Advice Implementation
June 24
Trade Association Eases Brand Owners Into Registry Operations
June 24
Independent Top-to-Bottom Review Set to Get Underway for ICANN's GNSO
June 24
SCA Provides Adequate Remedy for Further Violations, Stemming Need for Injunction
June 24
Mobile Application Development: The Next Frontier for Government Compliance
June 24
Writ Granted to Protect Online Anonymity, Prima Facie Defamation Case Required First
June 24
Cloud-Based Platform's Search Engine Did Nothing Special to Target Delaware Users
June 24
Amazon Faces German Sellers’ Antitrust Complaint on E-Books
June 24
Court Rejects Wyndham's Second Bid to Ax FTC Data Security Case, but Permits Review
June 23
Europeans Attack ICANN's Decision To Press Ahead With Wine Domains
June 23
UDRP Panel Says Passage of Years Nixed Retrospective Bad Faith Registration
June 23
ICANN Board Committee Overrules Panel, Cleveland Clinic's .med TLD Bid Resuscitated
June 23
TCPA Defendant Job Site Fails to Plead Third Party Resume Provider Indemnification
June 23
Complaints about Google Should Have No Effect on Planned Settlement with EU
June 23
House Passes Proposal to Block NSA ‘Back Doors' Into IT Products
June 23