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Q2 2018 Quick Links, Part 5 (Potpourri)

My email inbox has gotten out of control, and I had to declare partial email bankruptcy. In this post, I’m largely quoting highlights from 18 cases I had flagged for closer review or possible posting over the past 18 months … Continue reading

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Q2 2018 Quick Links, Part 3 (Privacy, Advertising, E-Commerce)

Privacy * Financial Times: How the wealthy use privacy laws to keep out of the news. GDPR as a pro-censorship tool * Techdirt: Companies Respond to the GDPR By Blocking All EU Users  * Financial Times: Data protectionism: the growing menace to global business … Continue reading

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Q2 2018 Quick Links, Part 4 (Social Media, Section 230, Defamation)

Social Media * NY Times: They Tried to Boycott Facebook, Apple and Google. They Failed * Reuters: Philippines complains Facebook fact-checkers are biased * D.R. v. D.A., 17-P-339 (Mass. App. Ct. May 8, 2018). A judge can interpret a Facebook “like” … Continue reading

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Quick Hits – Sex on duty, indemnification, grievance timelines and court actions

Sex on duty and the termination of two police officersTwo San Antonio police officers were placed on indefinite suspension (essentially dismissed) after allegations that they had engaged in sexual relations while on duty and a claim that one had "taunted" … Continue reading

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Q2 2018 Quick Links, Part 1 (Trademarks and Other IP)

Trademark * Carter v. Oath Holdings, 17-cv-07086-BLF (N.D. Cal. June 21, 2018) Courts have held that an online provider does not “use” a mark under the meaning of the Lanham Act when its search engine returns a search result based … Continue reading

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