Cyber Security Tips – Falls 2019

Since October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, below are some cyber security tips we have tweeted out over the past few months covering protecting sensitive documents, protecting against hacking and ransomware and using Public WiFi spots. Use a flash drive with fingerprint protection for your most sensitive documents. https://t.co/NfblvILaQU #cybersecurity — Internet Law Center (@InternetLawCent)…

Third Circuit Extends Product Liability to Online Platforms

Generally, under product liability law, the seller, distributor or manufacturer of a defective product can be liable strictly liable for an injury from a defective product.  In Oberdorf v Amazon.com, Inc., the Third Circuit has extended this principle to online marketplaces in a landmark ruling. The Plaintiff in Oberdorft was rendered permanently blind in one eye…

Danielle Citron MacArthur Fellow

Congratulations to MacArthur Fellow Danielle Citron

For those who work in the field of representing cyber harassment victims, we have all looked to Professor Danielle Citron’s trailblazing work on Cyber Civil Rights and Hate Crimes in Cyberspace and launching the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative and other efforts to combat cyber exploitation (revenge porn). It was with no surprise but much satisfaction that we learned that…

CLA/TIP Monthly Call – EFF’s David Greene on Deep Fakes and the Law

with David Greene, Civil Liberties Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation Wednesday, July 10th at Noon Pacific Time Dial-in number 855-520-7605 / Passcode 1211276419# Private Chatroom During Call Background Materials Mark Zuckerberg “Deep Fake” Video David Greene, We Don’t Need New Laws for Faked Videos, We Already Have Them Danielle Citron and Robert Chesney, Deep Fakes: A Looming…

Maine Enacts ISP Privacy Legislation

In October 2016, the Federal Communications Commission in a 3-2 party-line vote adopted privacy rules for internet service providers. The rules imposed an opt-out standard, except for financial information, health information, precise geolocation information (as from your phone GPS), social security numbers, information relating to children, web browsing history, app usage history, and the content…

Revised Assange Indictment Triggers First Amendment Concerns, Complicates Extradition

On May 23rd the Justice Department returned a superseding indictment against Julian Assange that not only includes and expands on the prior claim stemming from an attempt to hack into the Pentagon’s Secret Internet Protocol Network but adds sixteen additional charges stemming from obtaining and publishing classified information. Counts 5, 18: Attempted Unauthorized Obtaining and…

Controversial Yelp Documentary Premieres Tonight in SF

In 2015, Prost Productions secured $90,000 from Kickstarter for the production of its documentary on Yelp, “Billion Dollar Bully.”  Yelp’s share price fell 5 percent immediately thereafter. Tonight in San Francisco, the film gets its long-awaited premiere at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco (click here for details/tickets).  The film will be available for purchase…