Venkat Balasubramani

CLBR #270: Venkat, Data Scraping and Daily Stormer

CLBR #270: Venkat, Data Scraping and Daily Stormer Focal Law Group’s Venkat Balasubramani joins us to discuss two recent developments: Dating Scraping after the hiQ Labs Decision The decision in hiQ Labs, Inc. v LinkedIn, Inc., No. 3:17-cv-03301-EMC (N.D. Cal. Aug. 14, 2017) in which the court enjoined LinkedIn from blocking access to publicly available…

Free Speech Protesters

Cloudflare, Daily Stormer and Free Speech Post-Charlottesville

The Daily Stormer is a Neo-Nazi web forum on the internet that takes its name from the Nazi Party’s tabloid newspaper Der Stürmer.  The Southern Poverty Law Center describes the Daily Stormer as a website dedicated to spreading anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism, and white nationalism, primarily through guttural hyperbole and epithet-laden stories about topics like alleged Jewish world control and…

ILC Supports Giving Tuesday

What is Giving Tuesday? We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.…

Copyright Cats and Chickens and Internet Radio Fairness

ISP Graduated Response to Copyright Policing to Launch Nov 28 ISPs are getting ready to launch their copyright enforcement initiative known as Graduated Response starting November 28.  The plan was the collaborative work of the Center for Copyright Information, which is comprised of five Internet service providers (Verizon, Time Warner Cable, AT&T, Comcast, and Cablevision) and…

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…

CLBR Segment 2: Jillian York on Google’s Censorship Decision

NOTEBOOK JILLIAN YORK Director of International Freedom of Expression, Electronic Frontier Foundation Segment Two: 10:30-11:00 AM PT Background The Innocence of Muslims Trailer Salman Rushdie on controversy (Today Show) What to Make of Google’s Decision to Block the Innocence of Muslims Movie, The Atlantic Why YouTube Is Wrong to Censor the Anti-Islam Video, The Nation Muhammed…

Next on CLBR: Silicon Beach and Lawyers Behaving Badly

Featuring Popehat’s Ken White and DigitalLA’s Kevin Winston. NEWS Federal Court Opens ADA Floodgates to Streaming Video Content A Massachusetts federal judge has held that streaming video is subject to Americans with Disabilities Act in rejecting Neftlix motion to dismiss claim by National Association of Deaf that failing to close caption streaming video violates the…

CISPA, Netizens and the Internet’s Coming of Age Party

CISPA, Netizens and the Internet’s Coming of Age Party Last week in Geneva the Internet elite gathered to celebrate the inaugural class of inductees for the Internet Hall of Fame at a very fitting moment. The Internet is experiencing a coming of age as not only has it surpassed television in terms of daily consumer…

In the Courts: Scareware, Facebook Trilogy and Double-Whammy and RIP Righthaven

Ascentive Settles Scareware Class Action for $9.6MM Software vendor Ascentive, best known for its FinallyFast product, has agreed to pay $9.6 million to settle a class-action complaint that alleged it tricked consumers into believing that their computers were underperforming by providing them with free ‘diagnostic scans’ that were designed to artificially report an exaggerated number…

In the Courts: Social Media in the Workplace, Righthaven, e360’s $3.00

  IN THE COURTS Judge Reinstates Workers Fired for Complaining on Facebook An administrative law judge ruled in favor of five workers who were fired for complaining about workplace conditions on Facebook. The judge concluded that “a conversation among co-workers about their terms and conditions of employment” is protected under the National Labor Relations Act regardless…

Next CLBR – ISP Graduated Response and the role of the Internet in 2012

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