Google Search Autocomplete and Defamation

Posted by Cyberbear on April 27, 2015 in Internet, Judicial Decisions, Litigation |

Posted By: Kyle Sol Johnson April 5, 2015 Google is the world’s leading search engine service, with over a 65% market share in the U.S. and over 90% in Europe. An integral part of Google’s search feature is ‘autocomplete’ which shows an algorithmically derived list of search completion suggestions to users based on what millions […]

Where is Waldo.com? Problems of Personal Jurisdiction in Cyberspace

Posted by Cyberbear on December 4, 2013 in Copyright Law, Intellectual Property, Internet, Judicial Decisions, Litigation |

Posted By:  Jeremiah Chin One of the earliest litigation decisions is where to file a law suit. Usually the lawsuit happens where the plaintiff lives, or where the injury involved occurred. But when the harm arises from internet communications, how do courts determine the proper place to file a law suit? Tracking exactly where the […]

Semi-Interactive Website Insufficient to Establish Personal Jurisdiction

Posted by Cyberbear on December 4, 2013 in Internet, Judicial Decisions, Litigation |

Posted By:  Geoff Morris In Vision Motor Cars, Inc. v. Valor Motor Co., the United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina, held that the Court did not have personal jurisdiction when simply one of the defendants’ website mentioned North Carolina as a sales territory. The Court granted the defendants’ Fed.R.Civ.P 12(b)(2) Motion to […]

Advolution: The Evolution of Avoiding Advertisements

Posted by Cyberbear on December 4, 2013 in Computer Hardware, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property, Judicial Decisions |

Posted By:  John-Philip Schroeder   Everyone is familiar with advertisements.  The ubiquitous presence of products on the screen and page is a daily part of life.  However, as advertising becomes more technologically advanced, the ability to avoid such advertisements also grows.  The emergence and desirability of DVRs and other such technology raise an important question: […]

Dish Wins Another Battle In War Over Ad-Skipping Hopper DVR

  Posted By: Ross Arkin   Stay tuned for more after these messages. No, seriously, stay tuned. Please. I asked nicely. You better watch these ads or else. With more and more consumers finding more and more ways to avoid watching commercials, it’s not surprising that this seems to be the tone that broadcasters are […]

Loss of DMCA Safe Harbor Protection by Employee Interactions with Content

Posted by Cyberbear on December 1, 2013 in Copyright Law, DMCA, Intellectual Property, Internet, Judicial Decisions, Litigation, Tech News |

Posted by: Geoff Morris In Capitol Records, LLC v. Vimeo, LLC, the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, denied, in part, Vimeo’s Motion for Summary Judgment that claimed Safe Harbor protection. The Court held that Vimeo could not claim, by law, the Safe Harbor protections of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), […]

isoHunt: A Lesson in Futility?

Posted by Cyberbear on November 24, 2013 in Copyright Law, DMCA, Internet, Judicial Decisions, Tech News |

Posted By:  Ashlee Hoffman Recently, isoHunt.com (“isoHunt”), a website that has been around for over 10 years with millions of users, was forced offline. For those that don’t know what isoHunt is, here’s a quick explanation: isoHunt facilitated a peer-to-peer service for users to exchange files quickly and easily between individuals using the internet. It […]

The Risk of Extending “without authorization” Under the CFAA To Include a Technological Barrier

Posted by Cyberbear on November 24, 2013 in Internet, Judicial Decisions, Tech News |

Posted by: Tammy Thibodeau A recent decision has extended the Consumer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)’s definition of “without authorization” to include a website user, who knowingly accessed the website after revocation of permission or eluded a “technology barrier.” Under the civil provisions of CFAA, Craigslist sued 3Taps, an aggregator of Craigslist ads who republishes […]

Do users own or license software?

Posted by Cyberbear on November 17, 2013 in Computer Software, Copyright Law, Judicial Decisions |

Posted by: Taylor Durbin The software industry would undoubtedly lead you to believe that you have merely licensed a single copy of their software product. This conclusion may not be reality, it is possibly a legal fiction created by the software industry. This seemingly subtle distinction between whether you are an owner or mere licensee […]

Fair Use, YouTube, and You

Posted by Cyberbear on November 11, 2013 in Copyright Law, DMCA, Judicial Decisions |

Posted By: Logan Woodruff Don’t you hate it when you try to click on a YouTube link to the really funny moment of live TV that your friend sent you from the show the other night and your browser goes to YouTube, but then pops up with the annoying message “This video is no longer […]

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