Property v. Privacy
, June 2002
An interesting exploration of the ability to monitor telephone records is found in Schmidt v. Ameritech Illinois, 2002 Ill.App. LEXIS 220 (Mar. 29, 2002).
Is that boat really intended for this safe harbor?
, January 2002
One of the few parts of the "Communications Decency Act" (47 U.S.C. §230) left standing after the Supreme Court invalidated the statute's motivating provisions (see Reno v. ACLU, 117 S.Ct. 2329, 2334 (1997).)
When is “notice” really notice? Service provider liability under the DMCA
, December 2001
The U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has just reversed a lower court in a decision of interest to anyone representing Internet service providers or those who work at addressing on-line infringements. ALS Scan, Inc. v. RemarQ Communities, Inc., No 00-1351 (4th Cir. February 06, 2001), available at http://www.Loundy.com/CASES/ALS_v_RemarQ.html, involved a company that produces and distributes adult-oriented photographs, and a company that provides the Usenet news service to end users, and provides Usenet news as a private label service to other service providers.
All the rage, and a significant concern
, June 2000
Use of Application Service Providers (ASPs) is a hot topic in computer technology circles, but there are significant concerns that often get overlooked. ASPs are service providers that allow you to remotely access computer software, rather than having to purchase it yourself.
The “Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act”
, February 1999
An important piece of legislation was signed by President Clinton in October, the "Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act," passed as part of the "Digital Millennium Copyright Act" (Public Law 105-304), that affects Internet service providers and copyright holders that are infringed online.
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