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…

The Day Hollywood Woke Up

TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF MURDER OF REBECCA SCHAEFFER   On this day in 1989, 21-year old Rebecca Schaeffer, the co-star of the sitcom My Sister Sam, was shot to death in her home by an obsessed fan.  The fan was able to hire an investigator to obtain the actress’ home address from DMV records, after learning that stalker…

California Passes Landmark Children’s Privacy Law

California Passes Landmark Children’s Privacy Law California has passed landmark children’s online privacy legislation that would prohibit a website/mobile app that is directed to minors or that has actual knowledge that a minor is using the site from marketing or advertising a product or service that minors are prohibiting from purchasing (alcoholic beverages, firearms, ammunition, spray paint, tobacco products,…

California Bans Ticket Buying Bots

New Cal Law Protects Fan From Abusive Resellers A bill designed to protect consumer rights by outlawing robotic ticket-buying software programs used by ticket resellers that jump to the front of a ticket buying line and create instant sellouts of entertainment events before the average consumer has a chance is now law in California. eBay, Inc. and StubHub supported the…