Internet Law

1903 ABA Journal Internet Law articles.

Hackers are increasingly gaining access to systems to mine cryptocurrency, report finds
Hackers are using illegal means to create cryptocurrency at an increasing rate thanks to a software vulnerability leaked by the National Security Agency, says a new report shining light on a novel criminal aspect of cryptocurrency.
9th Circuit reinstates First Amendment challenge to cyberstalking law

A federal appeals court has allowed an activist to pursue his First Amendment challenge to Washington state’s cyberstalking law.

The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the…

9th Circuit rules that sharing IP address is insufficient for copyright infringement

The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that a bare internet protocol address is not enough to bring a copyright infringement claim, affirming the…

Can the government regulate Google search results? Lawyers weigh in
Lawyers are considering how and whether the government could use its regulatory authority over Google after President Donald Trump complained Tuesday that search results are skewed against conservative voices.
Law firm seeks to seize rival’s URL; suit alleges ‘hijacked’ website traffic and content

A lawsuit filed by an Aurora, Illinois, law firm claims a suburban Chicago rival increased its profits by $2 million over a two-year period by duplicating website content and confusing…

DNC lawsuit against WikiLeaks served via Twitter

The Democratic National Committee has used Twitter to serve a lawsuit against WikiLeaks that accuses the website of participating in a conspiracy to hack into DNC emails and denigrate…

Judge orders Discord app to reveal identity of woman accused of encouraging Charlottesville violence

A federal magistrate judge in San Francisco has ordered an anonymous messaging app to release the identity of a woman accused of helping plan violence at the white supremacist rally…

Prince’s estate files lawsuit over cybersquatting of prince.com

The estate of the late recording artist and actor Prince is suing an Englewood, New Jersey-based domain broker for cybersquatting the prince.com website.

Filed last Wednesday in the U.S. District…

Lawsuit settlement will allow online blueprints for 3D-printed guns

Beginning Aug. 1, a Texas company will be able to publish its blueprints to make guns from 3D printers without fear of reprisal by the U.S. State Department.

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Former top lawyer for state health department charged with sending threatening emails to herself

The former general counsel for the Oklahoma State Department of Health has been charged with sending threatening emails to herself and reporting them to state officials.

Lawyer Julie Ezell, 37,…

Bull-riding accident lawyer is accused in cyberattacks against websites critical of him

A lawyer in Wichita, Kansas, has been charged in alleged cyberattacks on two websites that posted materials critical of his work, as well as a law firm website.

Brad Pistotnik…

Courts can’t order Yelp to take down negative review of law firm, California Supreme Court rules

The California Supreme Court has ruled that Yelp can’t be required to remove negative reviews of a San Francisco law firm.

California law gives consumers new rights to prevent collection and sale of online data
A new data privacy law in California will give consumers the right to obtain data collected about them, the right to request deletion of the data, and the right to direct a business not to sell the information to third parties.
Atlanta lawyer buys a ‘TrumpHotels’ domain and offers terms of sale
An Atlanta lawyer who believes detention centers for immigrant children should be called “Trump Hotels” has purchased the TrumpHotels.org domain and set up a spoof website.
Judge reprimanded for posting comment about murder case on Facebook
A Kentucky judge has been publicly reprimanded for commenting on a murder case on Facebook.

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