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Twitter Milestones, Threatening Social Media Posts, Sexyback Singer buys Myspace, and More

Posted in Status Updates

Facebook’s Motion to Dismiss Denied A federal court in Texas denied Facebook’s motion to dismiss or transfer to California a declaratory judgment suit filed by Lamebook, a self-described parody website that Facebook asserts is infringing its trademarks. New Jersey Supreme Court on Defamatory Comments The New Jersey Supreme court held recently that a person who… Continue Reading

Two Recent Cases Illustrate Limitations of the CDA Section 230 Safe Harbor

Posted in Section 230 Safe Harbor

Although common law generally holds publishers responsible for the content that they publish, the Communications Decency Act (“CDA”) gives website operators broad protection from liability for content posted by users.  Courts have applied the CDA in favor of website owners in nearly 200 cases, including cases involving Google, Facebook, MySpace, and even bloggers for content… Continue Reading