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Posts by Eric Goldman
On November 4th, Santa Clara University law professor Eric Goldman testified on the Consumer Review Freedom Act before the Senate Commerce Committee. This post shares his support of this legislation that would protect consumers’ free speech.
Professor Eric Goldman, Director of the Santa Clara High Tech Law Institute, introduces the new edition of his casebook on Internet law.
Professor Eric Goldman, Santa Clara High Tech Law Institute, offers his recap of the top Internet Law developments of 2014.
While social media frequently enriches our lives, it also enables incivil behavior such as the threats of violence against others. Should we interpret a social media threat the same as a threat of physical violence communicated to a potential victim’s face?
Law professor Eric Goldman, Santa Clara High Tech Law Institute, explains the court’s ruling that a verb usage of a trademark doesn’t automatically undermine trademark protection.
"Just like patients should always read the labels before taking a new drug, courts should always read the Section 230 precedent before denying the immunity." Professor Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University, examines the Hardin v. PDX case.
Law professor Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University, examines Judge Chin’s dismissal of the Authors Guild lawsuit against Google which claimed that the Googles Books project violates the copyright fair-use doctrine.
California enacted a new law (AB 370) requiring many websites to disclose more information about how they track users. The law doesn’t require websites to honor browser DNT signals or block third party tracking; it simply tries to increase transparency about the website’s practices. An assessment of winners and losers from this new law follows.
Due to the growing importance of mobile devices, app stores are among the most powerful intermediaries in the Internet ecosystem. Last week, in an unprecedented ruling, a federal court held that an app store wasn’t liable for the third party apps it distributed. This highlights the significant restrictions facing the pro-regulatory folks who want to turn app store operators into Internet cops.
Professor Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University, examines the court cases and recent Congressional bills that virtually ensure we will all be paying sales tax on Internet purchases soon.
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