04/19/13 Case Update - Youtube, Inc. prevails in Motion for Summary Judgment in case brought by Viacom International Inc.where USDC holds Youtube, Inc. was protected under the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
11/13/12 Employment - New California Labor Code Section 980 goes into effect January 1, 2013 preventing employers from requesting access to the employee or applicant's social media identity or account access information. (more)
6/20/12 InternetLitigators - CYBERsitter has filed a lawsuit against Google
and Net Nanny for trademark infringement in the use ot the Cybersitter trademark
in Adwords ads. Cybersitter v. Google, Inc.; ContentWatch,
Inc. d.b.a. Net Nanny. For a copy of the Complaint or if you have any
questions about a competitor using your marks Contact us.
6/13/12 Web Hosting - Four gTLD applications target the web hosting industry.
6/13/12 ICANN - After months of delay due to technical
glitches, ICANN has revealed the list of applicants for the new top level domain
names (gTLDs) to take their place next to .com .net and .org. There were
1930 applications many are duplicative of each other. Duplicate applications
for the same gTLD lead to an auction like
bidding process. Brand owners that feel that their legal rights are infringed by
any application have a limited comment and objection periods. gTLD comments and objections are included
within the InternetLitigators member plan services. Visit our
Summary of the gTLD
applications or Contact Us
for more information. If you are a brand owner, we offer free consultations to
evaluate your right to file an objection.
6/12/12 InternetLitigators - InternetLitigators announces innovative
"flat rate" trademark enforcement program specifically designed for trademark
enforcement on the Internet. This program is available to companies with local
and national brands to protect and is designed specifically to address
cybersquatting, counterfeiting, and copyright violations with aggressive direct
enforcement actions. (More Information)
4/25/12 ICANN - On 05/01/12 ICANN will post all of the new gTLDs which have been applied for. If you control a brand check the list here.
4/23/12 AP - Internet ad revenue hits record $31B in US in 2011.
4/23/12 AP - Funding for startups fell 19 percent int he first quarter of
2012. The companies receiveing deals were primarially in the Internet, Energy
and medical device sectors. THere were 15 percent fewer deals than the same
period in 2011.
4/12/12 Crowdsourcing - Tips on Effective Use of Crowdsourcing for Small
Businesses & Entrepreneurs
4/12/12 InternetLitigators - InternetLitigators attorneys successfully
achieved a seven figure settlement in a business contract matter. Confidential.
3/26/12 Daily Journal - Employment handbooks and Social Media Restrictions.
2/27/12 Privacy - "Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, others accused of reading text
2/27/12 Privacy - "FTC Chairman: Google Offers 'Brutal Choice' on Privacy
Tech Daily Dose
2/3/12 Southeast Asia - InternetLitigators was warmly received by
Limited in Hong Kong last week for a tour of their facilities. Located within an
exceptional Tier 3 datacenter facility, they offer dedicated, co-location and
shared hosting services throughout Asia. InternetLitigators.
2/3/12 Superbowl - U.S. shuts 16 sports piracy websites pre-Super Bowl.
2/3/12 Facebook - Bearish Facebook investment analysis.
1/28/11 White House Briefing - Obama administration believes that the
Egyptian people should have the right of free speech which includes the right to
access to social networking.
1/6/11 Case Report - USDC for Northern District of California denies Facebook
Motion to Dismiss against class action complaint by Facebook Advertisers
claiming damages arising from click fraud.
1/4/11InternetLitigators - LegalZoom defends class action alleging unfair
business acts and practices including the unauthorized practice of law.
Webster v. LegalZoom.com, Inc., No. BC 438637 (Los
Angeles Super. Ct. filed May 27, 2010)
1/4/11 InternetLitigators Blog Entry - Facebook valued at $50B; Private
Equity firms tout wisdom of remaining private.