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  • Google's US Challenge to the Canadian Global Delisting Order
    In its Equustek ruling in June, the Canadian Supreme Court held that Google must delete search results for users everywhere in the world, based on Canadian law. Google has now filed suit in the US, asking the court to confirm that the order can’t…
    - 19 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 4:57pm -
  • The "Going Dark" Debate: No News Isn’t Necessarily Good News
    This year’s Black Hat USA conference is currently underway in Las Vegas. Location United States See map: Google Maps…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 11:02pm -
  • Kharitonov v Russia Will Set Boundaries for Constitutionally Acceptable Website (Over)Blocking
    The European Court of Human Rights will soon hear a key case on website blocking and freedom of expression online - Kharitonov v Russia (app no. 10795/14). The case raises tons of important issues. It should be therefore closely watched by scholars…
    - 32 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 12:45am -
  • Ominous: Canadian Court Orders Google to Remove Search Results Globally
    The Canadian Supreme Court this morning issued its long-awaited ruling in Equustek. The court upheld an order compelling Google to remove search results for specified websites, not just in Canada, but everywhere in the world. Location…
    - 52 days ago, 28 Jun 17, 6:31pm -
  • “Tool Without a Handle: Reflections on 20 years from Reno v. ACLU”
    On 26 June 1997, in Reno v ACLU, the US Supreme Court decided the fate of the Communications Decency Act (“CDA”), insofar as it criminalized the intentional transmission of "obscene or indecent" messages or information.  In doing so, the Court…
    - 55 days ago, 25 Jun 17, 5:51pm -
  • What Packingham v. North Carolina Should Mean for the DMCA
    The US Supreme Court issued opinions in two important First Amendment cases this week, one of which obviously had to do with intellectual property law (Matal v. Tam) and one of which didn’t (Packingham v. North Carolina). There is, however, an impl…
    - 60 days ago, 21 Jun 17, 1:34am -
  • The Cross-Border Data Fix: It’s Not So Simple
    The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing yesterday on cross-border data requests, featuring testimony from the Department of Justice, the U.K. government, Google, the Center for Democracy and Technology, state law enforcement, and Professor Andre…
    - 64 days ago, 16 Jun 17, 7:03pm -
  • BREIN v. Ziggo: The Pirate Bay Dies Again
    The Pirate Bay (TPB), that perennial nemesis of copyright holders, is on the ropes again following the CJEU's decision this week in BREIN v. Ziggo. BREIN, the Dutch entertainment industry trade group, sued two ISPs—Ziggo and XS4ALL—seeking a cour…
    - 64 days ago, 16 Jun 17, 6:51pm -
  • Tool Without a Handle: Mutual Transparency in Social Media
    “Tool Without a Handle:  Mutual Transparency in Social Media”“I wish that for just one timeYou could stand inside my shoesAnd just for that one momentI could be you”Bob Dylan – “Positively 4th Street”--------------------------…
    - 77 days ago, 4 Jun 17, 2:23am -
  • First Amendment’s Outward Creep Makes It Harder to Hold Platforms Accountable
    Today, the Stanford Law Review published my very first single-authored publication, “Expanding the Periphery and Threatening the Core: The Ascendant Libertarian Speech Tradition.” This article contributes to the legal scholarly literature about t…
    - 88 days ago, 24 May 17, 6:11am -