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On November 13, 2014 By William Roberts November 13, 2014
Since 1996 Section 230 Communications Decency Act (“CDA”), as interpreted by the courts, has given website hosts and creators a broad immunity for claims against them of libel that traditional publishers have not been afforded.
For example say a third-party posted something libelous or unflattering about you or your family member on a Continue Reading →
On October 6, 2014 By Andrea Scheder October 6, 2014
On September 30th, eBay announced that it will adopt a new business strategy—break up the company by spinning off PayPal. This comes six months after one of eBay’s investors, Carl Icahn, first suggested this strategic move. After the breakup is complete, PayPal will be a separate publicly traded company, free to [...]Continue Reading →
Alibaba, the Asia-based online marketplace similar to the American site Amazon.com, went public on Friday, September 19, 2014. The initial public offering raised over $21 million on the first day of sales. As of Wednesday, September 25, the offering reached over $25 million raised, making it the largest IPO of all time, beating [...]Continue Reading →
As social media has become as ubiquitous in Americans’ lives as commuting or sunsets, disputes over these new concepts have challenged the legal system to adapt archaic legal concepts to govern their use. One such concept is a Facebook “like,” which allows a user to publicly display his or her affection for a photo, [...]Continue Reading →
On September 15, 2014 By Rebecca Loegering September 14, 2014
Last week, you may have noticed the above “wheel of death” at the top of one of your favorite websites, like Reddit or Netflix. The goal of the “Internet Slowdown Day” was to drive visitors to the Federal Communications Commission to comment on the FCC’s proposed rules for net [...]Continue Reading →
On September 9, 2014 By Mallik Yamusah September 14, 2014
Last week, the Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, and his fellow supporters gained a surprise victory when the government began issuing 3G and 4G licenses to the country’s two main mobile operators. This change in the law will provide millions of subscribers with access to high-speed Internet connections. During his presidential campaign in 2013, [...]Continue Reading →
On September 2, 2014 By William Healy September 2, 2014
Netflix has been one of the most vocal opponents of the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Just this week the streaming company filed a Petition to Deny with the FCC which formally asks the government to block the deal.
Netflix argues that if the two cable companies [...]Continue Reading →
Facebook to Use Data From External Websites and Mobile Apps in Advertising, Will Not Honor “Do Not Track”
On June 18, 2014 By Chris Martucci June 18, 2014
Facebook Inc. will soon start using information gathered from third-party websites and mobile applications for more targeted advertising. In a statement released June 12, the company said that it is “making ads better” by showing its 1.28 billion monthly users “ads that are more relevant to their interests.”
“Today, we learn about your [...]Continue Reading →
On June 10, 2014 By Michael Griffin June 10, 2014
Like a diamond, the internet is forever. But should it be? As more of our lives move online, digital storage continues to expand exponentially, and search engines become ever-more adept at culling that information, some people are questioning whether internet users should have the right to be forgotten.
Last month, the European [...]Continue Reading →
Over the last several months the high profile merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable has been a major point of interest for analysts, commentators, and consumers of digital entertainment. Currently the primary potential hurdle left for the deal’s completion is regulatory approval with the Department of Justice. Critics argue that this [...]Continue Reading →
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