internet law

[caption id="attachment_10591" align="alignright" width="105" caption="But not when it comes to attacking porn companies."][/caption] By Randazza & DeVoy Over the years, we've been keenly aware of the *Chan websites' user base and their exploits.  From 4Chan, 7Chan, 7-11Chan, 420Chan and especially /b/ and /i/, we've laughed and cheered as a teeming mass of...

by Charles Platt I'm slightly stunned to learn that Bob Guccione died ten days ago. Why would I care? Because he was an idiot-savant of the sexual revolution who also launched Omni magazine, a bastard mix of science fiction and science. It spawned a slew of imitators, including Discover, which I...

by Jason Fischer Limewire joins the list of infamous internet services deemed to be overwhelmingly used for copyright infringement (source).  Napster, Mp3.com, and Grokster rumored to be throwing a welcome bash for the new fish....

by Charles Platt Nice piece at cnet by Declan McCullagh summarizes the worsening situation re Craigslist. The repercussions have only just begun, and the usual maddening mantra, "Protect the Children," is being used to justify the usual demands for censorship. I guess it really doesn't matter which party has control of Congress...

By J. DeVoy Catching up on the backlog of interesting stuff I couldn't address during bar prep, Red Bull lost the UDRP proceeding seeking the transfer of domain names that an Austrian court ruled belonged to Red Bull. In 2003, Red Bull held the Taurus Rubens, an air festival/art show that hopefully...

[caption id="attachment_9822" align="alignright" width="123" caption="Bla bla bla"][/caption] Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) represents the people of Memphis, TN. His district also includes Graceland. That can't be a coincidence, because he is the Congressional King of Free Speech legislation. Cohen sponsored HR 2765, the Libel Tourism bill, and Obama signed...

By J. DeVoy After six years of teasing, ICANN finally delivers on a .xxx top-level domain for sites displaying adult content. The domains, which will be available by 2011, already have 110,000 pre-registrations through ICM Registry....

by Christopher Harbin Right now, it appears that courts are willing to let file-hosting sites like Rapidshare, Hotfile, and Megaupload live in the void in the law between Grokster, Limewire, and Napster.  Recently, Judge Huff of the Southern District of California denied Perfect 10's request for a preliminary injunction against Rapidshare holding that...

Sleazy company hires scumbag attorney to file SLAPP suit. Moron judge gives an unconstitutional injunction. Okay, not the entire same old story...