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Telecommunications
Tortious Speech
Obscenity, indecency, child pornography, and other First Amendment issues
Computer Crime
Privacy
Copyright
Trademark and Unfair Competition
State Issues
Non-U.S.
Jurisdiction/Choice of Law
Miscellaneous

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS

* AT&T Corp. v. City of Portland (June 4, 1999 opinion re: open access to cable modem platform) (409k PDF file)
* MCI Telecommunications Corp. v. Ill. Commerce Commission (Feb. 10, 1999)
* The U.S. Telecommunications Law

TORTIOUS SPEECH

* Peter Swanson's Jake Baker page at the University of Michigan. And a direct link to the case decision.
* Barrett v. Clark. (July 25, 2001)
* Ben Ezra, Weinstein, and Company, Inc. v. America Online, Inc.
* Beussink v. Woodland R-IV School District.
* Blakey v. Continental Airlines, Inc.. (S.Ct of N.J., June 1, 2000.)
* Blumenthal v. Drudge. (America Online's motion to dismiss defamation claim.)
* Cubby v. CompuServe decision.
* The Cyberporn Report (The Rimm Study and criticism)
* Doe v. America Online (Service provider not liable for 3rd party content.)
* Emmet v. Kent School District No. 414 (Temporary Restraining Order against student's suspension, Feb. 23, 2000)
* Kempf v. Time, Inc. et al (June 11, 1998 Notice of Ruling and Dismissal)
* Landgericht Hamburg Urteil vom 12. Mai 1998 - 312 O 85/98 - "Haftung fr Links" (German case holding that linking to a defamatory site constitutes defamation as well.)
* Lunney v. Prodigy Services Company lower court opinionand the appellate court opinion
* Internet America v. Massey (Injunction served by e-mail.)
* Planned Parenthood of the Colubia/Willamette, Inc. v. American Coalition of Life Activists
* Rindos v. Hardwick decision, and a page about the events surrounding the case.
* Sheehan v. King County (July 17, 1998 denial of injunction and dissoling of temporary restraining order.)
* Stratton Oakmont v. Prodigy decision.
* U.S. v. Kammersell (transmission of threat from a Utah sender to Utah recipient via Virginia server is an interstate transmission)
* Zeran v. America Online District Court Opinion and the opinion of the 4th Circuit on appeal.

OBSCENITY, INDECENCY, CHILD PORNOGRAPHY, AND OTHER FIRST AMENDMENT ISSUES

* A.C.L.U. v. Johnson (10th Circuit)
* A.C.L.U. v. Reno
* A.C.L.U. v. Reno II Preliminary Injunction (Feb. 1, 1999) and the decision of the Third Circuit (June 22, 2000)
* ACLU v. Reno II, Temporary Restraining Order, Nov. 19, 1998, and Preliminary Injunction, Feb. 1, 1999
* A.C.L.U. v. Johnson findings of fact and order granting preliminary injunction (June 23, 1998)
* A.L.A. v. Pataki preliminary injunction
* American Reporter v. D.o.J.
* Apollomedia Corp. v. Reno (District Court challenge to "annoying" provision of the Communications Decency Act)
* Carnegie Mellon University Censorship page
* CompuServe, Inc. v. Cyber Promotions, Inc.
* Cyber Promotions, Inc. v. America Online, Inc.
* The Free Speech Coalition v. Reno (9th Circuit, Dec. 17, 1999)
* Loving v. Boren District Court opinion and the 10th Circuit opinion
* Mainstream Loudon, et al. v. Board of Trustees of the Loudon County Library, November 23, 1998 Order granting Plaintiff's motion for summary judgement and Memorandum Opinion (Mandating filtering software in public library uncostitutional.)
* Regina v. Pecciarich (Canada)
* Reno v. A.C.L.U. (June 26, 1997 decision by the Supreme Court)
* Felix Somm decision (German Compuserve manager convicted of distributing pornographic writings) available in German or in English translation.
* Truelove v. Mensa International, Ltd. (Contract/defamation/CDA, Feb. 10, 1999)
* Urofsky v. Allen (District Court decision, Feb. 26, 1998)
* U.S. v. Bailey (Attempt/soliciting minors decision, Sept. 12, 2001)
* U.S. v. Black (child pornography decision, 7th Circuit, June 9, 1997)
* U.S. v. Carey (Child pornography decision, 10th Circuit)
* U.S. v. Fabiano (Child pornography decision, 10th Circuit)
* U.S. v. Hockings (Child pornography decision, 9th Circuit, Nov. 21, 1997)
* U.S. v. Mohrbacher (June 29, 1999 9th Circuit downloading/transportation of child pornography decision.)
* U.S. v. Thomas appellate decision. (Amateur Action BBS case)

COMPUTER CRIME

A list of computer crime and information warfare books.
* Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986
* Corcoran v. Sullivan
* Davis v. Gracey
* Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Information Warfare - Defense November, 1996
* Federal Trade Commission v. Kruchten (consumer fraud)
* Illinois State 'cyberstalking' law
* Moulton v. VC3 (Nov. 7, 2000
* North Texas Preventative Imaging v. Eisenberg
* Putnam Pit, Inc. v. City of Cookeville, Tennessee (Linking/viewpoint discrimination, 6th Circuit, July 19, 2000)
* Register.com, Inc. v. Verio, Inc. (Dec. 8, 2000)
* U.S. v. Fabiano (Child porongraphy, 10th Cir., March 5, 1999)
* U.S. v. LaMacchia (copyright infringement prosecuted as wire fraud)
* U.S. v. Middleton (9th Cir. 2000)
* U.S. v. Morris
* U.S. v. Riggs
* U.S. v. Sablan
* U.S. v. Upham (Child porongraphy, 1st Cir., Feb. 12, 1999)
* YourNetDating v. Mitchell (March 1, 2000)

PRIVACY

* 2600 Case Information from EPIC
* A.C.L.U. v. Johnson (10th Circuit)
* A.C.L.U. v. Miller (Preliminary injunction.)
* Adams v. City of Battle Creek. (6th Cir., May 11, 2001.)
DD>* Andersen Consulting LLP v. UOP (Jan. 23, 1998 Memorandum Opinion and Order.)
* Bernstein v. U.S. Department of State Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Justiciability and Memorandum and Order
* Bourke v. Nissan (unreported).
* Davis v. Gracey
* Dendrite International v. Doe (N.J. Superior Ct. - NOTE - PDF file)
* Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986
* EU Database Directive
Fraser v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. (E.D. Pa., Mar. 27, 2001)

* Jessup-Morgan v. America Online, Inc. (Opinion and Order, July 23, 1998.)
* Karn v. U.S. Department of State information and the initial decision
* Konop v. Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. (9th Cir., Jan. 8, 2000)
* McVeigh v. Cohen (Preliminary injunction, Jan. 26, 1998.)
* Options for Promoting Privacy on the National Information Infrastructure (from the IITF/U.S. Department of Commerce)
* Plasters v. Commonwealth of Virginia (Unpublished, June 27, 2000.)
* In the Matter of Quad/Graphics, Inc. v. Southern Adirondack Library System (Refusing pre-litigation disclosure, Sept. 30, 1997.)
* Privacy and the NII: Safeguarding Telecommunications-Related Personal Information (from the U.S. Department of Commerce)
* Smyth v. Pillsbury
* State ex rel. Wilson-Simmons v. Lake County Sheriff's Dept. (Sheriff's Office e-mail not considered a public record (Ohio).)
* Stern v. Delphi (Right of Publicity.)
* Steve Jackson Games v. U.S. Secret Service
* U.S. v. Smith (Wiretap/stored communications, 9th Cir., Aug. 25, 1998)

COPYRIGHT

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* A & M Records, Inc. v. Napster, Inc. (9th Cir., Feb. 12, 2001)
* ALS Scan, Inc. v. RemarQ Communities, Inc. (Feb. 6, 2001)
* Berne Convention for the Protection Of Literary and Artistic Works (Paris, 1971)
* U.S. Copyright Act and Regulations
* Candian Copyright Act
* Church of Spiritual Technology v. Dataweb, B.V. in original Dutch and an English translation (June 9, 1999 linking decision from the District Court of the Hague)
* Hong Kong's Copyright Act (and the rest of Hong Kong's laws too).
* Ron Newman's Church of Scientology v. The Net page, which includes Judge Whyte's denial of Netcom's Motion for Summary Judgement.
* Digital Graphic Systems v. Bile (Default judgement, Feb. 12, 1999)
* The IITF Intellectual Property Task Force "White Paper"
* Kelley v. Arriba Soft Corp. (Dec. 1999)
* Los Angeles Times v. Free Republic (Tentative Opinion, November 9, 1999)
* Marobie-FL v. National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (Motions for summary judgement, November 13, 1997)
* Microsystems Software v. Scandanavia Online, AB (Decision on standing, 1st Circuit, Sept. 27, 2000)
* Playboy Enterprises, Inc. v. Frena
* Playboy Enterprises, Inc. v. Russ Hardenburgh, Inc.
* Playboy Enterprises, Inc. v. Netscape Communications Corp. (Order denying Plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction)
* Playboy Enterprises, Inc. v. Webbworld (June 27, 1997)
* ProCD v. Zeidenberg (7th Cir., June 20, 1996)
* Recording Industry Association of America v. Diamond Multimedia Systems, Inc. (9th Circuit, June 15, 1999)
* Religious Technology Center v. FACTnet
* Recording Industry Association of America v. Diamond Multimedia Systems, Inc. (9th Cir., June 1999)
* Religious Technology Center v. Netcom Online Services, Inc.
* Sega v. MAPHIA preliminary injunction and permanent injunction
* U.S. v. LaMacchia
* UMG Recordings, Inc. v. MP3.COM, Inc. (May 4, 2000)
* Universal City Studios v. Reimerdes Memorandum Opinion (Feb. 2, 2000) and the Consent Judgement against Defedant Kazan (Mar. 17, 2000)
* Universal Copyright Convention (Paris, 1971)

TRADEMARK AND UNFAIR COMPETITION

* Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences v. Network Solutions, Inc. (C.D.Cal., 1997, PDF FILE)
* A.C.L.U. v. Miller Preliminary injunction
* ActMedia, Inc. v. Active Media International, Inc.
*Affaire Alice, Cour d'appel, December 4, 1998 (French domain name/trademark case).
*American Online v. IMS et al, (Oct. 29, 1998 Summary Judgement opinion on Lanham Act and trespass to chattels).
*American Standard Inc. v. Toeppen (C.D. Ill. Sept. 3, 1996).
* Avery Dennison Corp. v. Sumpton District Court opinion (Mar. 19, 1998) and the 9th Circuit opinion (Aug. 23, 1999)
* Bensusan Restaurant v. King
* Bigstar Entertainment, Inc. v. Next Big Star, Inc. (Apr. 17, 2000)
* Bihari v. Gross (S.D.N.Y., 2000)
* Broadbridge Media LLC v. HyperCD.com (Anti-cybersquatting case, July 7, 2000)
* Brookfield Communications v. West Coast Entertainment (9th Cir., Apr. 12, 1999)
* Cardservice International, Inc. v. McGee final order and permanent injunction (Jan. 16, 1997)
* Ceasars World, Inc. v. Ceasars-Palace.com (Anti-cybersquatting case, March 3, 2000)
* Cellcom Israel Ltd v. T.M. Aquanet Computer Communications Ltd et al (Israeli domain name dispute-- in Hebrew)
* Cerutti 1881 v. Cerutti (Jan. 5, 1998 order)
* Data Concepts, Inc. v. Digital Consulting, Inc. (6th Cir., Aug. 5, 1998)
* Electronics Boutique Holdings Corp. v. Zuccarini (Oct. 30, 2000)
* Eli Lilly & Co. v. Natural Answers, Inc. (7th Cir., Nov. 11, 2000)
* Gateway 2000, Inc. v. Gateway.com, Inc. denial of preliminary injunction (Feb. 6, 1997)
* Giacalone v. Network Solutions, Inc. preliminary injunction against messing with Plaintiff's domain name (June 13, 1996)
* GoTo.com, Inc. v. Walt Disney Co. (9th Cir., Feb. 2, 2000)
* Green Products Co. v. Independence Corn By-Products Co. (Sept. 25, 1997)
* Gucci America, Inc. v. Hall & Associates (Mar. 14, 2001)
* Hasbro v. Internet Entertainment Group (preliminary injunction, candyland.com)
* Hasbro v. Clue Computing (1stt Circuit, Nov. 2000))
* Intermatic v. Toepen.
* Interstellar Starship Services, Ltd. v. Epix Inc.. (9th Cir., July 22, 1999)
* Jews for Jesus v. Brodsky (Mar. 6, 1998)
* Juno Online, L.P. v. Juno Lighting, Inc.
* Lockheed Martin Corp. v. Network Solutions, Inc. Order Denying Defendant's Motion to Partially Dismiss Plaintiff's Claims and Related Relief, the Order Granting Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment, and the 9th Circuit appeallate decision (Oct. 25, 1999)
* U.S. Lanham Act
* Marks & Spencer, et. al. v. One In a Million (November 28, 1997 U.K. trademark judgement)
* Maritz v. Cybergold (Aug. 29, 1996 order, trademark issues)
* Network Solution's Domain Name Registration Policy
* Niton Corp. v. Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (Nov. 18, 1998 injunction against use of meta tags)
* Obh, Inc. v. Spotlight Magazine, Inc.
* Patmont Motor Werks v. Gateway Marine (Dec. 18, 1997 order)
* People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals v. Doughney (4th Cir., Aug. 23, 2001)
* Pitman Training Ltd v. Pearson Limited Transcript of decision.
* Planetary Motion, Inc. v. Techplosion, Inc. (11th Cir. Aug. 16, 2001)
* Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. v. Bucci preliminary injunction (Mar. 26, 1997)
* Playboy Enterprises, Inc. v. AsiaFocus International, Inc. (Apr. 10, 1998)
* Playboy Enterprises, Inc. v. Calvin (Preliminary Injunction)
* Playboy Enterprises, Inc. v. Frena
* Playboy Enterprises, Inc. v. Chuckleberry
* Playboy Enterprises, Inc. v. Universal Tel-A-Talk (Nov. 2, 1998)
* Playboy Enterprises, Inc. v. Wells (Denial of preliminary injunction)
* Sega v. MAPHIA
* Referee Enterprises, Inc. v. Right Sports, Inc. (formerly, Planet Ref., Inc.) (Jan. 24, 2001)
* Register.com, Inc. v. Verio, Inc. (Dec. 8, 2000)
* Roadrunner v. Network Solutions, Inc. domain name dispute.
* Sporty's Farm L.L.C. v. Sportsman's Market
* TeleTech Customer Care Management (California), Inc. v. Tele-Tech Company, Inc. motion for preliminary injunction (May 9, 1997)
* Toys "R" Us, Inc. v. Akkaoui preliminary injunction (Oct. 29, 1996).
* Toys "R" Us, Inc. v. Feinberg (Oct. 28, 1998).
* Travel Impressions, Ltd. v. Kaufman (Magistrate's report and recommendation regarding a preliminary injunction, May 22, 1997)
* Virtual Works, Inc. v. Volkswagen of America, Inc. (4th Cir., 2001).
* Weber-Stephen Products Co. v. Armitage Hardware and Building Supply Inc. (N.D. Ill., 2000).

STATE ISSUES, MISC.

* 1267632 Ontario Inc. v. Nexx Online, Inc. (Canadian case holding that spam is a breach of netiquette, and therefore a breach of a service provider's contract.)
* A.C.L.U. v. Johnson (10th Circuit)
*American Online v. IMS et al, (Oct. 29, 1998 Summary Judgement opinion on Lanham Act and trespass to chattels).
* CompuServe v. Patterson 6th Circuit decision. (Jurisdiction)
* Conseco v. Hickerson (jurisdiction case)
* Doherty v. Registry of Motor Vehicles (e-mail constituting a "signed" document)
* Expert Pages v. Universal Netwoorks, Inc. (May, 1997 order-- no analysis)
* Florida Attorney General Advisory Opinion on Internet gambling (Oct. 18, 1995)
* Hartford House d/b/a Blue Mountain Arts v. Microsoft (Dec. 17, 1998 Temporary Restraining Order)
* Illinois Advisory Opinion on Professional Conduct No. 96-10 (Topic: Electronic communications; confidentiality of client information; advertising and solicitation.)
* Illinois State 'cyberstalking' law
* Iowa Web/E-Mail Ethics Ruling
* Minnesota Attorney General's Office, Memorandum on Internet Jurisdiction (July 1995)
* MTV v. Curry (Contract)
* Nevada Anti-Spam law
* Network Solutions, Inc. v. Umbro International, Inc. (Apr. 21, 2000, VA S. Ct. re: garnishment of domain names)
* New England Circuit Sales v. Randall (Internet marketing as trade secret)
* Parker v. C.N. Enterprises (Permanent injunction against spam based on nuisance and trespass)
* People v. Lipsitz (On-line consumer fraud)
* In the Matter of Quad/Graphics, Inc. v. Southern Adirondack Library System (Refusing pre-litigation disclosure, 9/30/1997)
* Register.com, Inc. v. Verio, Inc. (Dec. 8, 2000)
* Skelton v. Martin (No constitutional right to accurate government computer data)
* State ex rel. Wilson-Simmons v. Lake County Sheriff's Dept. (Sheriff's Office e-mail not considered a public record)
* State of Missouri v. Beer Nuts, Ltd.. (Upholding statute prohibiting interstate shipment of alcohol, March 14, 2000.)
* Stern v. Delphi (Right of Publicity)
* Truelove v. Mensa International, Ltd. (Contract/defamation/CDA, Feb. 10, 1999)

NON-U.S.

* 1267632 Ontario Inc. v. Nexx Online, Inc. (Canadian case holding that spam is a breach of netiquette, and therefore a breach of a service provider's contract.)
* Affaire Alice, Cour d'appel, December 4, 1998 (French domain name/trademark case).
* Braintech, Inc. v. John C. Kostiuk. (Ct. of App for British Columbia, Mar. 18, 1999)
* Cellcom Israel Ltd v. T.M. Aquanet Computer Communications Ltd et al (Israeli domain name dispute-- in Hebrew)
* Church of Spiritual Technology v. Dataweb, B.V. in original Dutch and an English translation (June 9, 1999 linking decision from the District Court of the Hague)
* EU Database Directive
* Landgericht Hamburg Urteil vom 12. Mai 1998 - 312 O 85/98 - "Haftung fr Links" (German case holding that linking to a defamatory site constitutes defamation as well.)
* Hong Kong's Copyright Act (and the rest of Hong Kong's laws too).
* Canadian Copyright Act
* Information Society: Agenda for Action in the U.K. (Select Committee on Science and Technology, House of Lords, 1995-96 session, 5th report)
* Internet Content-Related Liability Study (Industry Canada, Information and CommunicationTechnology - Services Branch)
* Marks & Spencer, et. al. v. One In a Million (November 28, 1997 U.K. trademark judgement)
* Pitman Training Ltd v. Pearson Limited Transcript of decision.
* Recommendations to the European Council: Europe and the Global Information Society (The Bangemann Report)
* Regina v. Pecciarich (Canada)
* Report of a Federal Working Party on legal issues and the Internet (Federal Department of Justice and Police, Switzerland)
* Rindos v. Hardwick decision, and a page about the events surrounding the case.
* Felix Somm decision (German Compuserve manager convicted of distributing pornographic writings) available in German or in English translation.

JURISDICTION/CHOICE OF LAW

* 3D Systems, Inc. v. Aarotech Laboratories, Inc.
* A.L.A. v. Petaki preliminary injunction
* American Network, Inc. v. Access America/Connect Atlanta, Inc.
* Bensusan Restaurant v. King
* Blackburn v. Walker Oriental Rug Galleries, Inc. (April 7, 1998)
* Blakey v. Continental Airlines, Inc.. (S.Ct of N.J., June 1, 2000.)
* Braintech, Inc. v. John C. Kostiuk. (Ct. of App for British Columbia, Mar. 18, 1999)
* CompuServe v. Patterson (6th Cir.)
* Conseco v. Hickerson (jurisdiction case)
* Economic Solutions, Inc. v. Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) (Nov. 13, 2000)
* Erienet v. Velocity Net (3rd Cir., Sep. 25, 1998, holding state courts have exlusive jurisdiction over consumer TCPA cases)
* Ford Motor Company v. Texas Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division (5th Cir., Aug. 27, 2001)
* Hall v. LaRonde (Aug. 7, 1997)
* Hearst Corp. v. Goldberger (Magistrate's Report and Recommendation)
* Inset Systems, Inc. v. Instruction Set, Inc.
* K.C.P.L. v. Nash, (Nov. 24, 1998 Summary Judgement opinion on Lanham Act and trespass to chattels).
* Maritz, Inc. v. CyberGold (Aug. 19, 1996 order, jurisdiction and venue)
* Mink v. AAA Development, LLC (Sept. 17, 1999)
* Joan Ode Melvin v. John Doe (June 24, 1999 letter opinion)
* Minnesota Attorney General's Office, Memorandum on Internet Jurisdiction (July 1995)
* Minnesota v. Granite Gate Resorts Lower court ruling and Lower court rulingappellate court ruling
* Music Millennium v. Millenium Music (Jan. 1999)
* Nixon v. Cour D'Alelene Tribe (Sept. 29, 1997 Removal and Motion to Dismiss)
* The People of the State of New York V. World Interactive Gaming Corporation (July 22, 1999)
* Playboy v. Chuckleberry
* Panavision v. Toeppen
* Pres-Kap v. System One, Direct Access
* Resuscitation Technologies, Inc. v. Continental Health Care Corp.
* State of Missouri v. Beer Nuts, Ltd.. (Upholding statute prohibiting interstate shipment of alcohol, March 14, 2000.)
* Thompson v. Handa-Lopez, Inc.. (Mar. 25, 1998)
* U.S. v. Kammersell (transmission of threat from a Utah sender to Utah recipient via Virginia server is an interstate transmission)
* U.S. v. Thomas appellate decision. (Amateur Action BBS case)
* Webber v. Jolly Hotels
* Zippo Manufacturing Company v. Zippo Dot Com, Inc. denial of motion on personal jurisdiction (Jan. 16, 1997)

MISCELLANEOUS

* Clue Computer, Inc. v. Hasbro, Inc.Order to Dismiss Network Solution's Interpleader action. (Domain name dispute)
* Concentric Network Corp. v. Wallace. (Stipulated judgement and permanent injunction.)
* Cyber Promotions, Inc. v. Apex Global Information Services, Inc. (Sept. 30, 1997 Temporary Injunction for breach of contract.)
* Federal Trade Commission v. Audiotex Connection Inc. (Complaint) (web site with software that disconnects from Internet and reconnects to number in Moldova)
* Doherty v. Registry of Motor Vehicles (e-mail constituting a "signed" document)
* Thomas v. Network Solutions, Inc. (April 3, 1998 order concerning legality of domain name registration fees)
* U.S. D.O.T. Order 95-11-37 (False advertising of air fares on the Internet)
* Securities and Exchange Commission Oct. 6, 1995 Interpretation and solicitation of comments on use of electronic media for delivery purposes and the final rules
* Nevada Anti-Spam law

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