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Beyond the Reach of Law . . . Not

The story of The Pirate Bay’s server drones echoes the saga of Sealand and HavenCo, so James Grimmalmann’s story in Ars Technica–”Death of a data haven: cypherpunks, WikiLeaks, and the world’s smallest nation”–is timely, entertaining, and informative.

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Gambling Crackdown

Here’s a brief summary of last Friday’s federal government offensive against online gambling. Federal prosecutors brought fraud and-money laundering charges against the three largest online poker sites: Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars, and Absolute Poker.  The government also seized their domain … Continue reading

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Treaty Draft Makes ISPs Liable for Illegal Content

PC World reports that a draft treaty leaked from the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement talks would make ISPs liable for civil damages for user-generated uploads and downloads of copyrighted content.  According to PC World, the draft treaty would require ISPs to … Continue reading

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“Astonishing” Criminal Liability for YouTube Video

In another European case I’ve blogged about before (here, here, and here), yesterday an Italian court convicted three Google executives of criminal privacy violations in a case arising out of a 2006 YouTube video of the bullying of an autistic boy, … Continue reading

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Louis Vuitton Wins Again

Or, eBay Loses Again in France.  Last week the Paris District Court held eBay liable for using LVM’s trademarks as AdWords to, according to an eBay spokesperson, “direct buyers’ listings for authentic goods from eBay sellers.”  The court ordered eBay … Continue reading

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Playing the China Card

In a speech a few weeks ago Hillary Clinton criticized China and other nations for their Internet censorship, warning that what she called an “information curtain” might prevent the citizens of such countries from the free flow of information.  Her … Continue reading

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Recently, in Internet law . . .

Here’s the First Commandment for the Study of Internet Law:  What the Internet was is not what the Internet shall always be.  A few more stories echoing the last post’s theme: France’s Constitutional Council rejected the legislature’s attempt to thwart … Continue reading

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