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1887 ABA Journal articles on Internet Law.

Senate votes to save net neutrality; resolution faces uphill battle in the House

The Senate on Wednesday voted to reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to end net neutrality.

However, to keep the Obama-era rules, the House of Representatives will need to follow…

How a fake story about a Supreme Court decision went viral
According to a story widely disseminated on Facebook, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued “a direct and final blow to the Islamic indoctrination" of America's youth with a decision banning Sharia law from being taught in the classrooms.
Facebook must face class action over facial recognition, judge rules
Illinois Facebook users may sue the social media giant for collecting their facial recognition information, a federal judge ruled this week.
New law makes Microsoft case on search warrants moot, Supreme Court says

New legislation allowing warrants to reach emails held on overseas servers has made moot a pending U.S. Supreme Court case involving Microsoft, the high court ruled on Tuesday.

In a…

Backpage CEO pleads guilty to conspiracy to facilitate prostitution and money laundering

A co-founder and CEO of has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to facilitate prostitution and money laundering, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

The executive, 57-year-old Carl…

Former law student obtains $6.45M judgment in revenge porn case
A former law student in California has obtained a $6.45 million default judgment against a former boyfriend accused of posting her intimate photos after their breakup.
Backpage indictment unsealed: Co-founders charged with money laundering, facilitating prostitution
Updated: The federal government has shut down classified advertising website and charged two site co-founders along with five others.
After passage of new law, Microsoft and US tell Supreme Court that email access case is moot

The federal government and Microsoft have informed the U.S. Supreme Court that their pending dispute over prosecutors’ access to emails stored overseas is now moot.

The parties said the case…

Texas lawyer’s $100M suit says online critic’s Nazi label got him fired

Texas lawyer Jason Van Dyke has filed a $100 million suit against an online critic who allegedly called the lawyer a Nazi and white supremacist.

Van Dyke’s suit says he…

Illinois’ most populous county files new suit over Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook data

The county that includes Chicago may be the first government entity to sue over Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook data for use in federal election campaigns.

Cook County, Illinois, claims…

Trump gets bill eliminating immunity for websites posting outside sex-trafficking content
President Donald Trump is expected to sign a bill passed by the Senate on Wednesday that eliminates immunity for websites hosting third-party content that facilitates prostitution.
Chicago solo files $1.1M defamation suit against ex-client for alleged ‘legal predator’ Yelp review
A Chicago lawyer has filed a $1.1 million defamation lawsuit against a former client who allegedly called her a “legal predator” and a “con artist” in a Yelp review that was posted under his corporate name.
Embedding tweets with photos can violate copyright, federal judge rules
Embedding a tweet with a photo in an online publication may violate the photographer’s copyright, a federal judge has ruled in a case concerning a tweeted photo of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
Verizon worker told customer to hire ‘big shot lawyer’ over nude photo migration, suit says

A man has filed a $4 million lawsuit against Verizon Wireless that claims his fiancée’s nude photos inexplicably ended up on the phone of another person.

Plaintiff Jeff Smith of…

Suit claims Facebook had duty to warn of disturbing posts by man who posted fatal shooting video

A lawsuit filed last Friday contends Facebook’s data mining creates a special relationship with its users that includes a duty to warn of disturbing posts that threaten violence.


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