Bernstein v. United States is a court case brought by Daniel J. Bernstein challenging restrictions on the export of encryption software outside of the United States. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bernstein v. United States"
Carafano v. Metrosplash.com, Inc., 339 F.3d 1119 ( 9th Cir. 2003), is an American legal case dealing with the protection provided an internet service provider under the Communications Decency Act (CDA) United States Code Title 47 section 230(c)(1). It is also known as the Star Trek Actress case as Ms. Carafano was well known for appearing on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Pictures of the actress and singer are widely available on the internet under her stage name Chase Masterson. This case demonstrates that the use of an online form with some multiple choice selections does not override the protections against liability for the actions of users or anonymous members of a web-based service. ...more on Wikipedia about "Carafano v. Metrosplash.com"
Chamberlain v. Skylink is an American legal case known for being one of the first uses of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) as a prosecution aid in a copyright case, setting the boundaries and limitations of the controversial act. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chamberlain v. Skylink"
Cubby v. CompuServe was a 1991 court decision in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York which suggested that online companies would not be liable for the acts of their customers. Prior to this decision the liability risk was largely undecided. As liability in this case was a matter of state law, the 1995 New York state court decision in Stratton Oakmont, Inc. v. Prodigy Services Co. was seen as effectively overturning this decision and in turn led to the important free speech protections for internet service providers in the 1996 Communications Decency Act. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cubby v. CompuServe"
Kelly v. Arriba Soft Corporation (1999 U.S. App. LEXIS 1786) is a U.S. court case between a commercial photographer and a search engine company. During the case ownership of Arriba Soft changed to Sorceron, which is operating a search engine as Ditto.com. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kelly v. Arriba Soft Corporation"
Ligue contre le racisme et l'antisemitisme et Union des etudiants juifs de France c. Yahoo! Inc. et Societe Yahoo France (LICRA v. Yahoo) is a French court case decided by the High Court (Tribunal de grande instance) of Paris in 2000. The case concerned the sale of memorabilia from the Nazi period by internet auction and the application of national laws to the internet. Some observers have claimed that the judgement creates a universal competance for French courts to decide internet cases. ...more on Wikipedia about "LICRA v. Yahoo!"
MGM Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd. (04-0480), 545 U. S. ____, 125 S. Ct. 2764 ( 2005) is a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court unanimously held that defendant P2P file sharing companies Grokster and Streamcast (maker of Morpheus) could be sued for inducing copyright infringement for acts taken in the course of marketing file sharing software. The plaintiffs were a consortium of 28 of the largest entertainment companies (led by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios). The case has been called the most important intellectual property case in decades ** . ...more on Wikipedia about "MGM Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd."
Brought to the Supreme Court of the United States on March 29, 2005, and decided on June 27, 2005, National Cable & Telecommunications Association et al. v. Brand X Internet Services et al. resulted in a decision that declared that a cable Internet provider is an "information service," and not a "telecommunications service." ...more on Wikipedia about "National Cable & Telecommunications Association v. Brand X Internet Services"
Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union, ( 521 U.S. 844 ) is a 1997 United States Supreme Court case, in which the Court voted 9-0 to strike down two anti- obscenity provisions of the Communications Decency Act (the "CDA"), finding they violated the free speech provisions of the First Amendment. This was the first major Supreme Court ruling regarding the regulation of materials distributed via the Internet. ...more on Wikipedia about "Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union"
Stratton Oakmont, Inc. v. Prodigy Services Co., 1995 WL 323710 ( N.Y. Sup. Ct. 1995), was a controversial 1995 U.S. New York State Supreme Court legal decision which had the effect of increasing the risk that online service providers would be found responsible for the acts of their customers, prompting increased caution on their part. The decision found that Prodigy was the publisher of the words of its subscribers because it had the capability to delete their messages. In effect, it overturned the 1991 Cubby v. CompuServe decision (a federal case that involved New York state law) which had suggested that the OSP would not be liable. The case was partly responsible for the free speech protection for ISPs which formed part of the 1996 Communications Decency Act. ...more on Wikipedia about "Stratton Oakmont, Inc. v. Prodigy Services Co."
US v. Councilman is a pending criminal case involving interception of e-mail while in temporary storage en route to its final destination. Earlier rulings in the case had had raised concerns about the privacy of e-mail and the effectiveness of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (ECPA). ...more on Wikipedia about "United States v. Councilman"
Universal v. Reimerdes was the first test of controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), a United States federal law. In October 1999 the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) became aware of the availability on the Internet of DeCSS, a program intended to allow DVDs to be viewed on open source operating systems such as Linux. The industry responded by sending out a number of cease and desist letters to web site operators who posted the software, some of which removed it from their sites. In January 2000, the movie studios filed a lawsuit against Eric Corley, publisher of 2600: The Hacker Quarterly Magazine, and two others (including Shawn Reimerdes, who settled, but whose name is immortalized in the caption), based on the recently passed DMCA. After a hearing at which defendants presented no affidavits or evidentiary material, the Court granted a preliminary injunction barring defendants from posting DeCSS. At the conclusion of the hearing, plaintiffs sought also to enjoin defendants from linking to other sites that posted DeCSS, but the Court declined to entertain the application at that time in view of plaintiffs failure to raise the issue in their motion papers. ...more on Wikipedia about "Universal v. Reimerdes"
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