As evidenced by case law, personal jurisdiction in internet cases is a malleable and evolving concept. Some courts believe that committing a defamatory statement via the worldwide web is sufficient to confer jurisdiction in any state where that statement is available. However, many legal scholars are troubled with the lack of uniformity in various court […]
On March 14, 2014, U.S District Judge Denise Cote ordered Pandora Media, Inc. (“Pandora”)- the Internet’s most popular streaming radio service – to pay 1.85% of its gross revenue to the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (“ASCAP”) for the right to stream songs held in ASCAP’s repertory. ASCAP is the world’s second-largest performing […]
Last month, the federal court of appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down the FCC’s “Open Internet” rules as being beyond the scope of the Commission’s rule-making authority. Accordingly, the court found that the FCC does not have the power to regulate how Internet Service Providers (ISPs) operate their networks. After the ruling was handed […]
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