Cal Senate Committee Scales Back Email Law Rewrite

On Monday, the California Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development (“BP&ED”) Committee held a hearing and voted on AB 2546, Assemblyman’s Chau’s wish list for plaintiff’s lawyers. The Internet Law Center submitted its opposition to the bill and appeared at the hearing to argue against Assemblyman Chau and Dan Balsam, the bill’s principal proponent.   We…

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…

Cal Court of Appeal Decision Questions Use of Private Domains for Email

In Balsam v Trancos (Cal. Ct. App. Nos.  A128485, A129458 – February 24, 2012), the Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s $7,000 judgment in favor of notorious spamigator Dan Balsam under California’s anti-spam law (Business & Professions Code Section 17529 et seq.)  It is the only case under the statute to actually go to trial…

9th Circuit: Private Domain Registration May Constitute Material Misrepresentation Under CAN-SPAM

In upholding the conviction of two porn spammers under CAN-SPAM, the 9th Circuit briefly addressed the question of private domain registrations which conceal registration information absent a subpoena.  In U.S. v. Kilbride, the court stated clearly that “private registration for the purpose of concealing the actual registrant’s identity would constitute “material falsification’” under the CAN-SPAM…