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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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March 19
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March 19
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March 19
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March 19
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March 19
New Congressional Caucus to Assess Payment Systems, Data Security Issues
March 19
Uniform Law on Decedent's Digital Assets Rejected in 3 States, Still Alive in 23 Others
March 18
House Hearing Exposes Divisions On Draft Data Breach Legislation
March 18
FCC Budget Facing Possible Freeze as Net Neutrality Rulemaking Under IG Investigation
March 18
EU Reportedly Asks Google's Foes To Share Evidence in Antitrust Case
March 18
Experts Debate Wisdom of FCC's Title II Reclassification of Broadband
March 18
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March 17
Apple Urges ITC to Reject Ericsson Patent Complaints
March 17
Impact of Cloud Computing on Permanent Establishments Under the OECD Model Tax Convention
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March 16
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March 16
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March 16
Locatable Replacement Website Thwarts Domain Control Injunction Bid
March 16
Updated Site Design, Checkbox Reordered to Remove Confusion, Creates Valid Clickwrap-Browsewrap
March 16
False Advertising Claim Not Recoverable Under Lanham Act Absent Showing of Actual Harm
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Miss. Google Subpoena on Hold Pending Challenge
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Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy Decisions
March 13
Uniform Rapid Suspension System Decisions
March 13
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March 13
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March 13
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March 13
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March 12
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March 12
Record Industry Groups Urge ICANN To Do More to Stem Copyright Infringement
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String Similarity Decision Upheld, IRP Panel Cites Inability to Review Appeals on Merits
March 12
French Telecom Regulator Calls for ‘Duty of Fairness,' Strong Internet Giant Supervision
March 11
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March 11
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March 11
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March 11
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March 11
Untraceable Domain in Header, Sender Fields Wasn't Materially Misleading
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March 10
Turkish Government Considers Tax On Social Media, Digital Advertising Firms
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Facebook Jurisdiction Ruling to Affect Large Internet Companies in France, Lawyer Says
March 9
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March 9
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March 9
Descriptive Mark Lacks Secondary Meaning Absent Sufficient Revenue and Advertising
March 9
Tucows Says One Complaint, Respect for Due Process Led to USTR ‘Notorious' Label
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Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy Decisions
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Uniform Rapid Suspension System Decisions
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It's Time to Consider a Kinder, Gentler Cease and Desist Letter
March 6
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March 6
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March 6
Senate Intelligence Panel Said to Be Leading Work on Cybersecurity Bill
March 6
Open-Internet, Anti-Spying Bill Aims To Fight Trade Discrimination Against U.S.
March 5
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March 5
Senators Call for National Strategy To Boost Internet of Things Market
March 5
Forfeiture Still Available to Government In Case Against Megaupload.com Defendants
March 5
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March 5
Apple Urges Federal Circuit to Force Samsung to Remove Phone Features
March 5
Twitter Doesn't Have to Name Users Who Posted Allegedly Defamatory Tweets
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Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy
March 6
Uniform Rapid Suspension System
March 6
It's Time to Consider a Kinder, Gentler Cease and Desist Letter
March 6
Trademark Claims Over Adware Targeting Lawyer Sites Dismissed, No Use in Commerce
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Twitter Users Have Right to Post Distasteful Comments Without Revealing Identity
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Google Unveils Plan to Offer Wireless Services in U.S.
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March 4
Consumer Advocates Urge Obama To Strengthen Privacy Bill of Rights
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Uber Discloses Data Breach Affecting About 50,000 Drivers
March 3
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March 3
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March 3
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March 3
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March 3
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March 3
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March 2
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March 2
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March 2
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March 2
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March 2
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March 2
Administration Releases Language For Sweeping Consumer Privacy Bill
March 2
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February 27
Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy
February 27
Uniform Rapid Suspension System
February 27
German Consumer Group Challenges Facebook's Terms & Conditions Policy
February 27
Privacy Group Asks FTC to Investigate Samsung Smart TV User Voice Collection
February 27
9th Circuit to Rehear CDA §230 Ruling Permitting ‘Failure to Warn’ Case to Proceed
February 26
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February 26
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February 26
FCC Preempts State Laws Restricting Municipal Broadband on Party-Line Vote
February 26
Strickling: NTIA Skeptical of Separability As IANA Transition Accountability Mechanism
February 25
Walden Calls for Democrats to Work On Net Neutrality Bill After FCC Vote
February 25
Court Grants First-Ever Award Of Damages in False DMCA Takedown Case
February 25
AT&T, Verizon Poised to Clash With FCC Over Mobile-Web Rules
February 25
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February 27
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February 25
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February 25
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February 24
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February 24
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February 24
Republican FCC Commissioners Urge Wheeler To Delay Net Neutrality Vote at Least 30 Days
February 23
Possible Compromise Version Emerges in IANA Naming Functions Transition Group
February 23
Plan to Expand EU Trademark Law to Cover Domain Names Faces Legislative Challenge
February 23
Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy
February 23
Uniform Rapid Suspension System
February 23
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February 23
Google Agrees to Strict Privacy Rules Sought by Italian Privacy Regulators
February 23
FCC Prepares for Showdown Over Title II Reclassification
February 23
Chaffetz Calls for Release of Unredacted White House, FCC E-Mails on Net Neutrality
February 23
Obama Draws Skepticism With Renewed ‘Privacy Bill of Rights' Push
February 23
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February 20
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February 20
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February 20
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February 20
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February 20
Google Says Criminal Procedure Rule Change On Warrants Threatens Global Internet Users
February 20
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February 20
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February 19
ECJ Allposters Decision Has ’Far-Reaching’ Implications, Particularly for Digital Works
February 19
Airbnb Pays San Francisco Back Taxes; Opponents Plan Tighter Regs, Collection
February 19
Obama Order Expected to Ease Flow Of Classified Cyberthreat Information
February 19
Trademark Infringement Claim Proceeds Despite Defendant's Claim of Non-Use
February 18
Gov. McAuliffe Signs Bill Authorizing Ride-Sharing with Passenger Protections
February 18
New French Decree Allows Police to Block ‘Terrorist,’ ‘Child Porn’ Sans Court Order
February 18
No Copyright Controversy From Prospect Of ‘Geo-Fencing' Internet Radio Broadcast
February 18
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February 18
Airbnb Pays San Francisco Back Taxes while Opponents Plan Tighter Regs, Increased Collection
February 19
Yandex Asks Antitrust Agency To Probe Google Over Android
February 18
FCC Dismisses Marriott Petition To Block Personal Wi-Fi Hotspots
February 18
Copyright Claims Over Conservative Blog's Use of Virginia Legislator's Photo Survive
February 18
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February 18
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February 17
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February 13
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February 13
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February 13
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February 13
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February 13
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February 13
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February 13
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February 13
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February 12
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February 12
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February 12
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February 12
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February 11
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February 11
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February 11
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February 11
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February 11
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February 11
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February 2
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February 2
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February 2
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February 2
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February 2
Privacy Board: Administration Has More Work to Do on NSA Surveillance
February 2
CDA Immunity Shuts the Door on Locksmith RICO, Advertising Claims
January 30
Virginia House, Senate OK ‘Uber' Bill With Numerous Consumer Protections
January 30
‘Revenge Porn' Website Operator Agrees To Take Down Images in FTC Settlement
January 30
Greek Court Refusal to Block ISPs Over IP Violations Reflects European Split, ISP Says
January 30
African Nations Moving Slowly Forward To Establish Data Protection Framework
January 30
FTC Again Rejects AgeCheq's Online Parental Consent Plan for Children
January 30
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January 30
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January 29
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January 29
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January 29
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January 29
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January 29
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January 28
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January 28
NIST Solicits Second Round of Comments On Development of Cryptographic Standards
January 28
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January 28
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January 28
Netflix Deals With Broadband Providers Said to Be Getting New FCC Oversight
January 28
FTC Renews Call for Privacy Legislation; Supports Self-Regulation, Notice/Choice in IoT
January 27
NTIA Will Continue to Participate in IANA Transition Discussions, Strickling Says
January 27
Google Panel Said to Favor Limiting Right to Be Forgotten to EU
January 27
FCC Issues Enforcement Advisory Targeting Marriott Wi-Fi Jamming
January 27
WSIS+10 Will Assess Stakeholder Participation, Government Reps Say
January 27
Republican Eyes ‘Flexible' Standard To Ensure Consumer Data Protection
January 27
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January 27
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January 27
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January 27
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January 27
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January 27
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January 26
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January 23
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January 23
Domain Name Registered 8 Years Before Use Of Trademark Didn't Constitute Bad Faith
January 23
Digital-Age Strain on Copyrights Continues; Action Coming From Courts Not Congress
January 23
Mobile Device Makers Escape Some Secret Data Interception Class Claims
January 23
Spyware ‘Intercepts' Data Under ECPA
January 23
Hack Group Spokesman Gets Prison in Case with Speech Concern
January 23
Internet Association Asks for Limits To Copyright Protection in Trade Law
January 23
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January 23
Allegedly Defamatory Facebook Post Alone Isn't Grounds for Personal Jurisdiction
January 23
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January 23
ICANN Grants Dotgay Reconsideration Bid; New CPE Panel to Reevaluate Application
January 22
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January 22
IANA Naming Function Transition Proposal to Be Late, Registries' CWG Representative Says
January 22