internet law

I would like to announce the launch of CyberLaw.org.nz, a new joint venture of InternetNZ and Victoria University School of Law in Wellington, New Zealand. Edited by Philip Greene, CyberLaw.org.nz hopes to develop into a source for information, articles, links, discussion, and other resources on topics relating to not just...

This story has shades of the 2600 fiasco as well as shades of 1984. Over the past few days, there has been quite a hissy fit over this: 09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0 That is apparently the "key" to unlock...

Florida's favorite anti-First Amendment crusader, Polk County sheriff Grady Judd, recently said one of the most foolish (and if you think about it -- scary) things I've ever seen in print. Judd said. "I could write the inside story on criminals who hide under the cover of free speech.''...

I don't know what "Clever WOT" means, but I've never asked. Nevertheless, this guy is a law student somewhere who nails copyright issues a lot better than most IP professors. This is probably one of his better discussions. With that, I'll provide you with a reaction I sent out...

I will not comment upon this litigation, as it is ongoing and I am one of the attorneys handling the case. Nevertheless, for your education and edification, I will provide the documents pertinent to the Veranda Partners v. Giles case that are already matters of public record. News...

This is interesting from an internet jurisdiction perspective - but also as another reminder that there is no better way to make sure that lies about you are repeated, ad nauseum, than by filing a lawsuit over them. Nevertheless, this stuff is probably defamatory and the defamed individual certainly...

An Indiana juvenile court judge held that a juvenile who posted expletives about her high school principal on someone else's myspace page had not only violated the State anti-harassment statute, but that her comments were legally obscene. Check out this little gem from the lower court. The [juvenile court] finds...

How many defamation suits do you think need to be filed before plaintiff-side defamation lawyers remove their heads from their colons? CNET reports: (full story here) A Pennsylvania school principal has filed a lawsuit against four former students, claiming they falsely portrayed him as a pot smoker, beer guzzler and pornography lover...

§ 1129. Cyberpiracy protections for individuals (1) In general (A) Civil liability Any person who registers a domain name that consists of the name of another living person, or a name substantially and confusingly similar thereto, without that person’s consent, with the specific intent to profit from such name by selling the...