Internet & Computer Law

Internet Law or online services law is closely related to Intellectual Property law but includes online privacy rights, protection of children (COPPA), canned spam laws, SOPA, e-commerce and jurisdiction in a virtual space. Computer law, dealing with forensics and electronic evidence, also has components closely related to and overlaps with copyright and patent law.

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After three days of deliberation, a U.S. District Court jury unanimously concluded that Google's inclusion of a portion of Oracle's Java API ("Application Programming Interface") within its Android operating system was lawful fair use. Oracle, which stood to reap an estimated $9 billion in...
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Google announced in its Public Policy Blog that it will soon provide a revenge porn removal request form to eliminate humiliating entries from appearing in search results. ( UPDATE July 7, 2015 - Google now has a revenge porn removal request form.) This new initiative was not intended to deal...
Michael Wechsler
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For the past few months I battled a previously unknown spammer who uses a domain name proxy or “privacy” service to conceal his identity as a website operator. The website hosting company and the domain name privacy service both refused to help or take action. Should domain name proxies be held...
Michael Wechsler
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If you haven't noticed, ICANN has recently approved dozens of new generic top level domains for registration with hundreds more on the way. These new extensions range from the legal (.ESQ for lawyers), to the identifiable (.XXX), to the geographic (.NYC and .VEGAS) and the utterly useless...
Michael Wechsler
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LinkedIn, one of the world's largest professional networking sites, filed suit against unknown hackers who registered thousands of phony accounts in order to harvest valuable member data. The complaint, filed in federal court in the Northern District of California, was the first step the company...
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Over the past week we've received a massive amount of virus infected spam, ostensibly from the prestigious law firm, Latham & Watkins. With the subject "Urgent court notice" comes a zip file, such as the one named Court_Notice_Latham_and_Watkins__NY82008.zip or using the Jones Day name. It...
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A lawsuit seeking class action status was filed in federal court claiming that LinkedIn hacked into external email accounts of its members and sent out numerous spam invitations. While users were logged into web-based email accounts such as GMail, Yahoo! Mail, Microsoft mail and others, the...
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