Fri.Aug 09, 2019

Casemaker Partners with Tracers to Provide Public Records Searching

Media Law

The legal research service Casemaker has entered into a partnership with the public records search service Tracers to offer its users access to public records at a discounted price. Casemaker subscribers who wish to search public records will not do so within Casemaker.

Facebook Shielded by CDA Immunity against Federal Claims for Allowing Use of Its Platform by Terrorists

New Media and Technology Law

In recent years, there have been a number of suits filed in federal courts seeking to hold social media platforms responsible for providing material support to terrorists by allowing members of such groups to use social media accounts and failing to effectively block their content and terminate such accounts.

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Preorder Our Book: ‘Law Librarianship in the Age of AI’

Media Law

I had the privilege of contributing to the forthcoming book, Law Librarianship in the Age of AI , published by the American Library Association. The book will be out in the fall, but is now available for preorder, so get it while you can, because this one is sure to fly off the shelves.

FBI arrests white supremacist in Nevada. The evil that Trump unleashed.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

FBI arrests white supremacist in Nevada

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Finding Article III Standing, Ninth Circuit Declines to Do an About-Face in Illinois Biometric Privacy Class Action against Facebook

New Media and Technology Law

In an important opinion, the Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s ruling that plaintiffs in the ongoing Facebook biometric privacy class action have alleged a concrete injury-in-fact to confer Article III standing and that the class was properly certified. Patel v. Facebook, Inc. , 18-15982 (9 th Cir. 8, 2019)).

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Personal Email Management Service Settles FTC Charges over Allegedly Deceptive Statements to Consumers over Its Access and Use of Subscribers’ Email Accounts

New Media and Technology Law

This week, the FTC entered into a proposed settlement with Unrollme Inc. Unrollme”), a free personal email management service that offers to assist consumers in managing the flood of subscription emails in their inboxes. The FTC alleged that Unrollme made certain deceptive statements to consumers, who may have had privacy concerns, to persuade them to grant the company access to their email accounts. ( In re Unrolllme Inc. File No 172 3139 (FTC proposed settlement announced Aug. 8, 2019).