Case Studies, Advice and Opinions

Each week (OK, maybe not EACH week), I post about recent cases, bills and anything having to do with Internet law. To get in touch, contact Kelly / Warner Law.

Youku Tudou & The State Of Online Copyright Infringement

Copyright infringement here; copyright infringement there; copyright infringement everywhere! But fear not 20th century hold-outs, for the U.S.A.’s very own Motion Picture Association of America is at the vanguard of another international intellectual property war. That’s right folks, the MPAA and a handful of media companies joined forces to fight the mighty Baidu – one Read More

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Online Copyright Infringement Question: Can You Blog About Something Before It Airs In Your Time Zone?

For the most part, the Manti Te’O girlfriend scandal is long-forgotten fodder. But Dr. Phil McGraw’s people don’t want to let the scandal slide. The pop-psychology pioneer is suing Gawker Media for allegedly spoiling his two-part interview with Ronaiah Tuiasosopo – the mastermind behind the Te’O prank. To clarify, Dr. Phil, the man, is not Read More

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Tesla Motor’s Defamation Saga

In certain circles, Tesla Motors is the new darling of the automotive industry – and those circles don’t take kindly when detractors trash their “Great Battery Hope.” So when New York Times reporter, John Broder, penned and published a less than flattering column about a Tesla Model S test drive, the blogosphere perked up and Read More

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Aaron’s Law: A Necessary Change to the CFAA

Sadly, Aaron Swartz recently took his own life. An oppressive federal lawsuit, over a victim-less crime, is thought to be the true impetus for his death. If Swartz had lost the suit, it would’ve meant a multi-decade prison sentence for the computer genius. To ensure nobody else in Aaron’s position feels forced to make the Read More

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An Illegal Downloading Lawsuit May Be Headed To 1 First Street

Will 2013 be the year that the Supreme Court of the United States accepts an illegal music downloading case? If K.A.D. Camara has anything to say about it, then “yes,” it will be. For about five years, K.A.D. Camara has represented Jammie Thomas-Rasset, a music “pirate” sued by the Recording Industry Association of America for illegally Read More

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The iPad Data Security Lawsuit — What’s Next?

On June 9th, 2010, ran a story about Andrew Auernheimer (a.k.a., weev) and Daniel Spitler (a.k.a., JacksonBrown), two hackers from the Goatse Security team (GoatSec). Five weeks after Apple’s 3G-enabled iPad was released, Auernheimer and Spitler uncovered a gaping security hole, singular to the 3-G hardware, which exposed personally identifiable information of AT&T customers. Read More

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