internet law

By J. DeVoy In a decision from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Yahoo's spam filtering of its e-mail addresses is a valid exercise of its power as a content provider under 47 U.S.C. § 230, better known as § 230 of the Communications Decency Act, or...

by Jason Fischer This week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement shut down a number of websites that were offering live streams of professional sporting events (source).  The central claim was that the video delivered through those websites is protected by copyrights. While I'm sure there are some hippies those out there who...

Popehat has a bad-ass post on an "incident" at Syracuse University School of Law. The short version is this: Syracuse Law student Len Audaer published a blog satirizing his class, the administration, and public figures. From Popehat's story. Somebody complained. Syracuse decided to appoint a “prosecutor”...

by Charles Platt I'm getting an uneasy feeling when I watch Julian Assange using pretentious phrases such as "my philosophy" and "my work." (See his latest interview, here.) It's the same feeling I had when I saw the World Trade Center going down. A feeling that I am watching a golden...

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed common sense this week.  In U.S. v. Warshak, the Sixth Circuit ruled the government must obtain a search warrant prior to a search and seizure of our emails stored by email providers. The Sixth Circuit decision closely followed arguments of EFF...