Tag Archives: YouTube


From a former student who always has interesting things to say on Internet law topics: Say, doesn’t this sound like the Betamax case?  Wouldn’t the “time-shifting” argument held by the Supreme Court still hold? The Sony decision did not create … 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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The Constant Eye of the Internet

I received an email today about the situation in Burma that raises interesting issues about the impact of the Internet on the political situation in Burma: [O]ne f the most interesting parts of the ongoing story is the speculation that … Continue reading

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UF Taser Incident

A number of people have sent links (here is one) to YouTube videos of the Tasering incident during John Kerry’s speech at University of Florida. Viewing it on these videos it seems the police may have overreacted in subduing the … Continue reading

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Faux Ingenue

What a juxtaposition. The topic today in Internet law is The Way it Was, a look back at that techno-utopian era when people gushed about how the Internet was borderless, outside the reach of and even incomprehensible to sovereign nations, … Continue reading

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E-Commerce Top Ten

The Software Information and Industry Association (SIIA) announced the Ten Most Significant eCommerce Developments of the Past Decade. They are: Google (Sept. 1998) Broadband Penetration of US Internet Users Reaches 50% (June 2004) eBay Auctions (Launched Sept. 1997) Amazon.com (IPO … Continue reading

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The 59th Street (Toll)Bridge Song

In the spring of 1967 Jimi Hendrix released Are You Experienced?, his first album, and The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. My friend Rick bought Sgt. Pepper as soon as it was available and, incredibly excited by … Continue reading

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