It’s Time to Speak Up to Save Your Internet

  It’s Time to Speak Up to Save Your Internet Today is the Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality, in which more than 50,000 people, sites, and organizations, including Amazon, Etsy Facebook, Google, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Netflix, OK Cupid, Reddit, Twitter and Vimeo, will demonstrate to oppose the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) plan to…

Supreme Court Wins for Free Speech

In two unanimous rulings today, the Supreme Court invalidated laws restricting free speech with respect to sex offender use of social media and trademark registration of disparaging terms. In Packingham v North Carolina, the Supreme Court addressed a North Carolina law that barred sex offenders from using social media.  Packingham was a convicted sex offender,…

Cal Appellate Court Upholds Glassdoor’s Standing to Challenge Subpoena

A California appellate court handed Glassdoor, the website where employees and former employees anonymously review companies and their management, a major victory by upholding its standing to challenge subpoenas for reviews submitted by its users. Online game developer MZ, initiated a Doe action alleging that reviews posted on Glassdoor violated their company nondisclosure agreement (“NDA”).  It…

Techdirt Battles $15M Lawsuit By Person Claiming to Have Invented Email

As stated by Ars Technica, Techdirt’s founder, Mike Masnick, is famous for taking ” no prisoners when it comes to his writings about intellectual property, net neutrality, the law, and everything in between.”  Masnick was especially dismissive of Shiva Ayyadurai’s claim to have invented email as a fourteen-year old in 1978. Dr. Ayyadurai, hired Charles Harder of…