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Internet Law

2059 ABA Journal Internet Law articles.

Police: WiFi Enables Child Porn Users

In miracles of modern technology, cell phone transmission records can locate lost users and provide evidence to suggest alleged criminals were—or were not—at the scenes of their crimes. Cameras record…

The Day the Internet Music Dies

Playing music on the Internet gets more expensive on Sunday—in some cases prohibitively so—because of inaction by a federal appeals court.

Sunday is the day that broadcast royalty rates will…

Landmark Google Suit Over Foreign Ads

A landmark lawsuit has been filed over Google’s Internet advertising in Australia and Ireland that could, if successful, force the search engine giant to make significant changes in the way…

UK Web Jihad Case Linked to US Fraud

Most Americans probably don’t think they have a personal link to a terrorism case that resulted in lengthy prison terms today for three London residents who ran Web sites promoting…

Jihadist Jailed for Internet Use in UK

Updated: A self-proclaimed jihadist has been jailed in Britain, along with two accomplices, based solely on his use of the Internet, in the first such terrorism case.

A 10-year prison…

7,000 Sex Offenders on MySpace

Some 7,000 known sex offenders in the U.S. apparently may recently have been using the MySpace personal networking Web site to meet strangers on the Internet

Among them, according to…

Lawyer Web Site Defends Suit

A Seattle lawyer is basing his lawsuit against a Web site that rates lawyers on Washington state’s consumer protection law.

John Henry Browne sued when he saw that his rating…

N.Y.’s Long Arm Misses Site Owner

A federal appeals court has ruled New York’s long-arm statute doesn’t reach an Iowa resident who operates a Web site called MovingScam.com.

Best Van Lines alleged the Web site made…

Sex Supplements Case Protects E-Mail

A federal appeals court has ruled the Fourth Amendment protects e-mail stored with a commercial Internet service provider.

Individuals have a reasonable expectation of privacy for such e-mail, the 6th…

Abbott Sues for Cyber Attack

Abbott Laboratories has sued a French AIDS group for launching a cyber attack on its Web site that overloaded its server and interrupted business.

The suit filed in a French…

Web Schemes to Buy Better Credit Legal?

Web-based companies that help consumers improve their credit–for a fee–are clearly skirting the law. But are they violating it?

Perhaps not, as least as far as some of the methods…

Lawyer Rating Site Faces Suit

A prominent Seattle class-action lawyer says he will file suit against Avvo, a new Web site that rates lawyers.

Steve Berman claims the site does not benefit consumers because its rating system is unreliable, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports.

Mark Britton, the former general counsel of Expedia, is the founder of Avvo. He defends the rating system, saying it shines a light on information that is hard to find.

Judge: Stop Web Attack on Crime Author

In an unusual and perhaps unenforceable order, a federal judge in Virginia has told a self-published author to end a longstanding Internet vendetta against Patricia Cornwell, a best-selling crime novelist.

Blogging Defendant Unmasked

A physician accused of malpractice agreed to a substantial settlement after he admitted on the stand that he was the pseudonymous blogger writing about a trial with striking similarities to…

Accused ‘Spam King’ Arrested

A Seattle man described as one of the world’s top spammers was arrested yesterday.

Robert Alan Soloway faces charges of mail and wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and money laundering,…

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