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Digest for Week of June 17th, 2016

Technology Law Blog Posts and Case Summaries

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Google Just Made Googling Yourself Much More Useful

Casey C. Sullivan, Esq.
June 16, 2016
It sounds dirty, but everyone does it. Googling yourself, or "performing a vanity search" as they say in polite company, is incredibly common. It's a rudimentary way to see what your internet footprint looks like, and to discover what...
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Technology Law Case Summaries


Free Speech Coalition v. Atty Gen US

June 8, 2016
Cyberspace Law, Constitutional Law, Media Law, Entertainment Law
(United States Third Circuit) - In a challenge to the constitutionality of the Child Protection and Obscenity Enforcement Act of 1988's recordkeeping, labeling, and inspection requirements set forth in 18 U.S.C. sections 2257 and 2257A, and their accompanying regulations, 28 C.F.R. sections 75.1-75.9, in light of two recent Supreme Court cases, the District Court's judgment is: 1) remanded, where in light of Reed v. Town of Gilbert, 135 S. Ct. 2218 (2015), the statutes are content based, and therefore require strict scrutiny review under the First Amendment; and 2) vacated as to the denial of plaintiffs' First Amendment claims, where in light of City of Los Angeles v. Patel, 135 S. Ct. 2443 (2015), the inspection provisions of the Statutes and 28 C.F.R. section 75.5 are facially unconstitutional under the Fourth Amendment.
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Hassell v. Bird

June 7, 2016
Cyberspace Law, Injury & Tort Law, Constitutional Law
(California Court of Appeal) - In a suit involving defamatory posts made about an attorney by a former client on Yelp, an online review website, the trial court's judgment in favor of plaintiff, its order to remove the defamatory postings, and denial of Yelp's motion to vacate the judgment is: 1) affirmed as to the judgment and denial of motion to vacate; but 2) the case is remanded to the trial court with the direction to narrow the terms of the removal order in the judgment by limiting it to the specific defamatory statements.
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