Tag Archives: privacy

social media posts using models’ images could be false advertising etc.

Two cases in this burgeoning genre, with different results on conversion claims but otherwise similarly highly favorable for the plaintiffs, including on statute of limitations/single publication rulings. Moreland v. Beso Lounge & Restaurant LLC, 2020 WL 5302312, No. 19-cv-00958 (VLB) … Continue reading

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Domain name initial interest confusion isn’t dead

Platinum Properties Investor Network, Inc. v. Sells, 2019 WL 2247544, No. 18-61907-CIV-GAYLES/SELTZER (S.D. Fla. Apr. 11, 2019) (magistrate R&R) Rival real estate investors Hartman and Sells apparently developed a “personal feud,” and Sells allegedly initiated a campaign to harm Hartman’s … Continue reading

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Legal Applications of Marketing Theory, part 3

Lorin Hitt, Vildan Altuglu, Samid Hussain, & Matteo Li Bergolis, Wharton & Cornerstone Research, Cornerstone Research, Cornerstone Research, Valuation of Privacy: Assessing Potential Harm from Unauthorized Access and Misuse of Private Information in Consumer Class Actions: Disputes over use of … Continue reading

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Call for Authors – Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Property Opinions

Deadline for Applying: Friday, April 26, 2019 The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project seeks contributors of rewritten judicial opinions and commentary on the rewritten opinions for an edited collection tentatively titled Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Property Opinions. This edited volume is part … Continue reading

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WIPIP 2019, Plenary (designs)

Whole Designs, Sarah Burstein What is a “design for a useful article”?  TLDR: it’s a whole article.  Egyptian Goddess said the infringement test has to be sameness of appearance. Must appear substantially the same to the ordinary observer. Worst design … Continue reading

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Right of Publicity panel, Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression

From Yale Law School’s Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression Commercial Speech and the First Amendment: Does the Right of Publicity Transcend Commercial Speech? Jennifer Rothman: Right of Publicity? Right of Privacy? Rothman gave a keynote summarizing highlights of her … Continue reading

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Harvard JOLT seeks submissions

The Harvard Journal of Law and Technology is one of the leading journals covering the ever-developing interaction between law and technology. JOLT Digest is the Journal’s online-only companion, providing timely updates and new perspectives on recent developments in technology law, … Continue reading

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cy pres-only settlement ok’d in Google privacy case

In re Google Referrer Header Privacy Litigation, — F.3d —-, 2017 WL 3601250, No. 15–15858 (9th Cir. Aug. 22, 2017) The underlying class action claimed that Google violated users’ privacy by disclosing their internet search terms to owners of third-party … Continue reading

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Court gags on Utah’s ag-gag law

Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Herbert, No. 13-cv-00679 (D. Utah Jul. 7, 2017) The court strikes down Utah’s ag-gag law, relying on Alvarez, Reed, and the idea that not all access procured by lying is “trespass” or “harmful.” H/T James … Continue reading

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Georgetown Tech Law Review seeks submissions

From the editors: The Georgetown Law Technology Review is soliciting content for fall 2017 publication. Founded in 2015, the Review seeks to build a common forum for technologists, lawyers, and policymakers to discuss the increasingly complex intersections between law and … Continue reading

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