CLBR #306: Sacramento Gone Wild with With Jared Gordon and Joshua de Larios-Heiman

Sacramento Gone Wild California Passes Landmark Privacy Law Net Neutrality and Emails Bills Advance LISTEN VIA THESE CHANNELS     LINK LINK LINK LINK LINK Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made. John Godfrey Saxe We will attempt to cover the whirlwind of activity from the…

Amended Cal Email Bill Is Still a Job Killer

Assemblyman Chau has released an amended version of AB 2546 (which amends California’s existing commercial email law) that reflects changes won during the hearing before the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee (a copy of which is below). The bill, whose primary proponent appears to be plaintiff’s lawyer Dan Balsam (who also would be the bill’s…

Cal Senate Committee Scales Back Email Law Rewrite

On Monday, the California Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development (“BP&ED”) Committee held a hearing and voted on AB 2546, Assemblyman’s Chau’s wish list for plaintiff’s lawyers. The Internet Law Center submitted its opposition to the bill and appeared at the hearing to argue against Assemblyman Chau and Dan Balsam, the bill’s principal proponent.   We…

New Anti-Spam Legislation Endangers California E-Commerce and Charitable Organizations

California’s 2005 anti-spam law, which is designed to address deceptive email practices, is one of the toughest in the country.  This week the California Assembly likely will vote on amendments to the law that will seriously harm e-commerce companies and charitable organizations in California and beyond. Assemblyman Chau’s (D-San Gabriel Valley) AB 2546, was primarily…

California’s Dangerous Spam Lawyer Relief Bill

When it comes to regulating commercial email, California has a checkered history at best. 2003 – California Almost Shuts Down Commercial Email In 2003, California almost shut down all commercial email in the United States when it passed the poorly drafted California Anti-Spam Act (“CASA”) banning the sending of unsolicited commercial email.  I testified against…

Is Steve Peace Leading California Toward Disaster . . . Again?

Throughout my nearly twenty years in California, I have heard native Californians frequently lament the loss of the Golden State that was – a state with the nation’s premier public educational system and infrastructure. To them, California’s passage of Proposition 13’s budgetary straight jacket has led to a creeping “Mississippification”, as the state’s investment in…