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Georgia Supreme Court Takes Chan v. Ellis Appeal to Redefine First Amendment Right on the Internet
By Yixuan Long – Edited by Emma Winer

The Georgia Court of Appeals ordered the appeal in Ellis v. Chan be transferred to the Georgia Supreme Court. Chan, an interactive website owner, appealed the trial court’s permanent protective order, which commanded him to take down more than 2000 posts on his website, and forbade him from coming within 1000 yards of Ellis. The Court of Appeals decided that the case raised significant and novel constitutional issues regarding the First Amendment right and the internet.

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Posted On Jul - 30 - 2014 3 Comments READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News In Brief
By Patrick Gutierrez

6th Circuit holds TheDirty.com immune to suit for defamatory comments made on its website

FBI, NYPD create federal cybercrime task force

Employee denied unemployment benefits for violating employer’s social media policy

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Flash Digest: News In Brief
By Olga Slobodyanyuk

Amici urge the Ninth Circuit to reconsider its ruling in the “Innocence of Muslims” case

Record companies sue Pandora for royalties on songs made before 1972

Alleged Heartbleed hacker arrested

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Posted On Apr - 20 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Mozilla Announces Resignation of Recently Appointed CEO Brendan Eich Following Controversy over Gay Marriage Opposition
By Sheri Pan – Edited by Corey Omer

On April 3, Mozilla Corporation (“Mozilla”), a subsidiary of the non-profit Mozilla Foundation most widely known for producing the Firefox browser, announced that its CEO of less than two weeks, Brendan Eich, has resigned, after pressure from Mozilla employees, bloggers, and developers who opposed his appointment in light of a $1000 donation that he made in 2008 in support of Proposition 8, a ballot measure that sought to ban gay marriage in California.

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Posted On Apr - 13 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Facebook Changes Policy to Tighten Regulation of Online Gun Sales
By Sheri Pan – Edited by Insue Kim

Under pressure from law enforcement and advocacy groups, Facebook recently announced policy changes directed at reducing the sale of guns over its social media platforms Facebook and Instagram. While some criticize the policy as a failed attempt to restrict First Amendment free speech rights, gun-control groups have applauded the change as a meaningful first step towards achieving online safety.

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Posted On Mar - 15 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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