California’ Online Eraser Law and Other New Developments for 2015

California’ Online Eraser Law and Other New Developments for 2015 HAPPY NEW YEAR! The New Year is the date new laws go into effect in California and elsewhere.  The most prominent new law going into effect is SB 568 – more commonly  known as California’s Eraser Law that was passed in 2013. ERASER LAW 101…

Reputation Place: Outing Yelp Review, Dissing Bloggers, Love, Revenge and Why the Internet Does Not Welcome Women

Virginia Court Orders Revealing Yelp Reviewers A Virginia appeals court ordered Yelp to reveal the identity of a reviewer of an Alexandria carpet cleaner where the business presented evidence to cast doubt that the reviewer was ever a customer. Generally, a Yelp review is entitled to First Amendment protection because it is aperson’s opinion about a…

Reputation Place: Yelp Reviewer Outed and Why Women Aren’t Welcome on the Internet

Virginia Court Orders Revealing Yelp Reviewers A Virginia appeals court ordered Yelp to reveal the identity of a reviewer of an Alexandria carpet cleaner where the business presented evidence to cast doubt that the reviewer was ever a customer. Generally, a Yelp review is entitled to First Amendment protection because it is aperson’s opinion about a…

Infographic: How to Fight Revenge Porn

Infographic: The laws are imperfect, but here’s what revenge porn victims can do (via Pando Daily) By Cale Guthrie Weissman On October 8, 2013Last week, a California bill criminalizing the form of online content known as “revenge porn” got signed into law. According to the bill, revenge porn is defined as submitting graphic content online…

California Criminalizes Revenge Porn* (kind of)

California Criminalizes Revenge Porn* *kind of Governor Jerry Brown has signed SB 568 introduced by Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Central Valley) which criminalizes some (but not all) acts of revenge porn.  Specifically, effective today, it prohibits the following: Any person who photographs or records by any means the image of the intimate body part or parts of another…