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In Mapping Case, Circuit Court Grapples With the Limits of Immunity for Online Publishers

Can an online map provider like Google be held liable for siphoning business from mom-and-pop outlets when plotting approximate locations for competitors that don't list their addresses online? A thre... read more

Japan grapples with esports' harmful connection to gambling laws

Case ... one circuit. There was a problem, though. Along with JeSPA, there are four other organizations with hands in esports. This includes the eSports Promotion Organization, Japan eSports Federatio... read more

Morrison & Foerster’s 2018 Predictions On Intersection Of Technology And Law—From Web Scraping To Blockchain

The case is ... the Ninth Circuit will reject the broad scope and rationale of the lower court’s ruling, if the Ninth Circuit nevertheless ultimately sides with hiQ Labs, the web scraper, the decision ... read more

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Argument recap: A lawyer’s puzzle — The retroactive impact of Padilla v. Kentucky

(click to view) On Tuesday the Supreme Court hears oral argument in Herrera ... the Justices genuinely seemed to be trying to grapple with the precedent and the practicalities of its ruling in the cas... read more

Peffer v. Stephens, on Probable Cause and Home Computer Searches

On Thursday, the Sixth Circuit decided a Fourth Amendment case that is drawing a lot of criticism online. The case ... in part because I suspect future courts will limit it to its facts. I. The Facts ... read more

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Judge Samuel Alito's Nomination to the Supreme Court

And I thought about that because it seems to me that so many of these cases about expanding freedom or restricting it are cases that boiled down to the eye of the beholder. And I specifically thought ... read more

David Ardia: Why news orgs can police comments and not get sued

A court in New York agreed and said, “We’re not going to hold you liable under the theory of distributor liability.” Four years later, a case involving Prodigy ... that that’s a bad incentive for onli... read more

Intel Vets Challenge ‘Russia Hack’ Evidence

Can’t you imagine such a scenario? … I can.” Full Disclosure: Over recent decades the ethos of our intelligence profession has eroded in the public mind to the point that agenda-free analysis is deeme... read more

It's official! Brian Hooker's "reanalysis" of MMR data is retracted.

Here’s a hint: In statistics, the simplest analysis is often not the correct analysis, and, boy, was this the case for Hooker’s reanalysis of the DeStefano et al dataset. More interesting to me, howev... read more

Analysis: Special legal immunity for handling crises?

Roberts, Jr., discussing what might be a For-9/11-Only rule to limit lawsuits against high government officials during crisis times, the Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed to be edging toward embracing ... read more

‘AOL v. Zeran’: The Cyberlibertarian Hack of §230 Has Run Its Course

Zeran, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that 47 ... “an impossible burden” for online services. This holding ended the panel’s substantive analysis of the s... read more

Gab Dumped by Tech Companies Over Synagogue Shooter Posts but Twitter, Facebook, and Other Social-Media Giants Get a Pass: Reason Roundup

Meanwhile, information about the online life of the "MAGA bomber" has also ... to replace Brett Kavanaugh on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. "The judges of the D.C. Cir... read more

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