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…

Law Professors Unite Behind Federal Anti-SLAPP Legislation

Eric Goldman, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School, has been joined by 58 law professors in writing to Congress urging enactment a Federal anti-SLAPP law – the SPEAK FREE Act.  Details of the legislation and signing professors are below. Securing Participation, Engagement, and Knowledge Freedom by Reducing Egregious…

9th Circuit Reverses “Innocence of Muslims” Ban

9th Circuit Reverses “Innocence of Muslims” Ban In July 2012 a trailer for the film, “The Innocence of Muslims” was released on YouTube  and sparked outrage in the Islamic community that included protests that resulted in over 50 deaths and Fatwas and death threats for movie participants.  It was banned in a number of Islamic…

9th Circuit’s Controversial “Innocence of the Muslims” Ruling

 9th Circuit’s  Controversial “Innocence of the Muslims” Ruling The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a controversial decision orderingr that Google take down the controversial video “Innocence of the Muslims” which caused demonstrations across the Muslim world and contributed to the assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.  The case was brought by Cindy Lee…