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Fifth Circuit Holds No Safety Exception to Communications Decency Act ISP Immunity By Anna Volftsun — Edited by Nicola Carah Doe v. MySpace, Inc. Fifth Circuit, May 16, 2008, No. 07-50345 Slip Opinion On May 16, 2008, the Fifth Circuit unanimously upheld the Western District of Texas, finding Section 230(c)(1) of the Communications Decency Act (“CDA 230”) barred a parent’s claims for negligence and gross negligence against the social networking site, MySpace.com. The suit was brought on behalf of Doe’s ... Read More...
Posted On May - 31 - 2008 1 Comment READ FULL POST
Seventh Circuit Clarifies Online Service Liability for Illegal Advertisements By Michelle Yang — Edited by Wen Bu Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc. v. Craigslist, Inc. Seventh Circuit, March 14, 2008, No. 07-1101 Slip Opinion On March 14, the Seventh Circuit affirmed summary judgment by the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois for Craigslist, holding that the online bulletin board did not violate the Fair Housing Act by providing “an electronic meeting place” that hosted, ... Read More...
Posted On Mar - 19 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
House Passes Version of Controversial Wiretapping Legislation Without Telecom Immunity By Andrew Ungberg — Edited by Wen Bu H.R. 3773 – Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 Amendments Act of 2008 Full Text of House Bill Full Text of Corresponding Senate Bill CRS Summary of House Bill GovTrack Summary (including House vote details) On Friday, March 14, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 3773, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (“FISA”) of 1978 Amendments Act of 2008. The House bill, which ... Read More...
Posted On Mar - 19 - 2008 1 Comment READ FULL POST
En Banc Hearing of the Federal Communications Commission on Broadband Network Management Practices Ames Courtroom, Harvard Law School, February 25, 2007 Full video recording (RealPlayer format) Full audio recording (RealPlayer format) Statements of FCC Chairman Martin and Commissioners Copps, Adelstein, Tate, and McDowell On February 25, Harvard Law School and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society hosted an unusual en banc hearing of the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) at Harvard Law School. FCC held the hearing in response to ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 27 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Comcast Comments to FCC on Broadband Network Management Practices By Debbie Rosenbaum — Edited by David Lawson Comcast Comments to the Wireline Competition Bureau FCC Request for Comment on Broadband Network Management Practices FCC Request for Comment on Request for Declaratory Ruling on ISP Network Management Policies Vuze, Inc. Petition for Rulemaking FCC Internet Policy Statement On February 13th, Comcast Corporation, one of the largest Internet service providers (“ISP”) in the United States, filed comments pursuant to two Requests for ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 16 - 2008 1 Comment READ FULL POST
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