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…

California Court of Appeals Deals Setback to Spamigators

Not Deceptive to Use Brand Name Instead of Corporate Name or Traceable URL in From Line The California Court of Appeal (2nd District) has upheld the dismissal of Greg Rosolowski’s spam lawsuit against Guthy-Renker.  Rosolowski had tried to base a claim under the California Anti-Spam Act that Guthy-Renker’s use of names like “Proactiv Special Offer,” “Wen…

Recent California Spam Rulings

Cal. State Court – Privacy Protected Email Address OK If From Line Identifies Advertiser In June, an Alameda County judge granted summary judgment for Devry University against serial spam Plaintiff Timothy Dewitt, finding that a header that identifies the businesses on whose behalf the email was sent falls within the exception to liability under sec.…

Canadian Spam Law Background

Canada’s Spam Law Now In Effect Although passed in December 2010, the Canadian law went through a regulatory maze and did not go into effect until July 1 (which is also Canada Day) 2014. The new law prohibits sending of commercial electronic messages without the recipient’s express consent, including messages to email addresses and social…

Canada’s New Spam Law

Originally posted on Cyber Law & Business Report:
A LONG-TIME COMING, CANADA’S SPAM LAW FINALLY COMES INTO FORCE Listen Canada’s new anti-spam law was passed in  December 2010 and, following a Governor in Council order, it will enter into force on July 1, 2014. Once the law is in force, it will help to protect  Canadians while ensuring…

Next on CLBR: Amazon Tax and Spam Arrest Dismissed

Segment 1:  Rebecca Madigan, Executive Director of the Performance Marketing Association discusses  breaking developments on the Amazon Tax Wars. Segment 2: Anthony Todaro of Seattle’s Corr Cronin et al discusses his winning a dismissal of Spam Arrest novel lawsuit.   Plus we celebrate the founding of El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora La Reina de los Ángeles de…

International Update: Euro Backlash, EU v Microsoft and Google, Right to be Forgotten and Delay in Canadian Spam Law

NSA’s Euro-Backlash: Germany’s Merkel Calls For New EU Privacy Legislation German Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, reflecting the widespread European outrage over the NSA scandal, is calling for the European Union to  iadopt legislation requiring Internet companies to disclose what information about users they store and to whom they provide it.  As the New York…

Utah Expands Reach of CAN-SPAM

ZooBuh is a Utah-based Internet access service which provides email, chat, and blogging services to approximately 35,000 customers worldwide and is one of the more recent entrants to the anti-spam litigation club. In 2011 it filed several actions under the CAN-SPAM Act in Utah federal court against Better Broadcasting, LLC and other defendants.  [Full disclosure…

CLBR Episode #93: Dan Tynan on Facebook, Broken Internet, Banana Endorsements, Dan Ackroyd and the Big East

DAN TYNAN RETURNS TO CLBR For a Free Wheeling Discussion on Facebook Likes, Broken Internets, Banana Endorsements and a Surprise Dan Ackroyd Appearance (Kind of) Background More Privacy Perils: Facebook Data Is Greater Than The Sum Of Your Likes (Forbes) The Internet: You broke it, you own it. Now fix it. Would you trust a LinkedIn…

FTC Launches Crackdown on “Bogus Text Message Prize Offers”

FTC Cracks Down on Senders of Spam Text Messages Promoting “Free” Gift Cards Defendants Were Responsible for More than 180 Million Spam Text Messages The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on affiliate marketers that allegedly bombarded consumers with hundreds of millions of unwanted spam text messages in an effort to steer them towards deceptive…

Wed 9/19 on CLBR #72: Cal Spam Law, Google, Islam and Censorship

NEXT CYBER LAW AND BUSINESS REPORT WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2012 10AM – 11AM PACIFIC ON WEBMASTERRADIO.FM SEGMENT 1:  JOHN DU WORS and LEEOR NETA talk about their successful effort to have the California Spam Law declared unconstitutional as preempted by Federal law. Backgrounder SEGMENT 2: JILLIAN YORK, the Director of International Freedom of Expression, Electronic Frontier…

Canadian Email Law Postponed to 2013

In December 2010 Canada passed email and wireless anti-spam legislation which would not go into effect until regulations were finalized. In March 2012, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released its final regulation, but the act still requires Industry Canada to also issue final regulations. So when might that occur? Last month Minister Christian…