Upcoming CLA-IP Lunch Events: Goldman on FOSTA and Raif Badawi

The California Lawyers Association Intellectual Property Section’s Technology Internet and Privacy (“TIP”) Interest Group has two upcoming events. WED JUNE 6 (NOON PDT) – WEBINAR New Law, New Liability For User Generated Content: Can You Afford to Curate Content Under Congress’ Anti-Sex Trafficking Effort? Section 230 has long been a foundational part of the legal…

First GDPR Complaints Filed Against Facebook, Google, Instagram and WhatsApp

Within hours of the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) going into force on May 25th, a new non-profit – the European Center for Digital Rights (aka “noyb” for none of your business) – filed actions Facebook, Google, Instagram and WhatsApp seeking between 1.3 to 3.7 billion euros in penalties. Company Authority Maximum Penalty Complaint…

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…

CLBR #301: GDPR And The Future of WhoIs

GDPR And The Future of WHOIS with Tyler Marandola LISTEN VIA THESE CHANNELS     LINK LINK LINK LINK LINK TYLER MARONDOLA Website / @TylerMarandola Tyler Marandola is a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Group. He prosecutes and defends cases involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, licensing, unfair competition, and other commercial disputes. Tyler has experience in…