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Maryland’s Highest Court Adopts Dendrite Standard for Unmasking Anonymous Forum Posters in Defamation Actions By Evan Kubota –- Edited by Miriam Weiler Independent Newspapers, Inc. v. Brodie Court of Appeals of Maryland, February 27, 2009, No. 63 Opinion On February 27th, the Court of Appeals of Maryland reversed a lower court’s order compelling discovery of the identities of five anonymous Internet forum posters in a defamation action. The court had granted certiorari on its own initiative.  While the court’s holding ... Read More...
Posted On Mar - 6 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Public Trials Should Be Made Available Via Internet By: Debbie Rosenbaum* Editorial Policy File-Sharing Cases in Courts Around the World In February, the four men behind the popular file-sharing site The Pirate Bay went to trial in Stockholm, Sweden.  They stand accused of helping millions of Internet users illegally download protected movies, music, and computer games. The defendants – Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi, and Carl Lundström – face up to two years in prison and a fine ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 28 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Pennsylvania District Court Dismisses Boring v. Google, Inc. By Aaron Dulles – Edited by Jay Gill Boring v. Google, Inc. Western District of Pennsylvania, February 17, 2009, No. 08-694 District Court Memorandum Opinion A magistrate judge in the Western District of Pennsylvania dismissed all claims by Aaron and Christine Boring against Google for photographs taken of the Borings’ house and pool for use in the Street View feature of Google Maps. The Borings had filed suit in April 2008 after discovering ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 25 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Kentucky Appeals Court Overturns Domain Name Seizure  By Anthony Kammer – Edited by Stephanie Weiner Vicsbingo.com v. Commonwealth of Kentucky, No 08-CI-01409 Court of Appeals Ruling (Hosted by EFF) Commonwealth of Kentucky v. 141 Internet Domain Names (original ruling)  On January 20, 2009, the Kentucky Court of Appeals overturned a lower court’s order to seize 141 Internet domain names that could potentially be used as illegal “gambling devices” within the state. The appeals court granted a stay back in November, but Tuesday’s ... Read More...
Posted On Jan - 25 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Amazon’s Constitutional Challenge to NY Tax Law Dismissed By Andrew Ungberg – Edited by Sarah Sorscher Amazon.com LLC v. New York Dept. of Tax and Finance, No. 601247/08 New York State Supreme Court, First Judicial District, January 12th 2008 Order On January 12th, 2008, Judge Bransten dismissed Amazon’s lawsuit challenging a recently enacted New York State tax law.  The law requires certain sellers, who have no physical presence within the state, to collect sales tax if the seller has commissions-based ... Read More...
Posted On Jan - 19 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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