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Volumes 1 - 5 were published under the journal name "Shidler Journal of Law, Commerce + Technology".

Volume 6

Issue 4 Spring 2011

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259 Choose Your Words Wisely: Affirmative Representations as a Limit on § 230 Immunity

Since its enactment in 1996, § 230 of the Communications Decency Act has shielded Web site operators from liability arising out of third-party content. The statute preempts any claim that would treat the defendant as a “publisher” or “speaker” of that content, but recent cases suggest that a defendant’s own statements may constitute an independent source of liability beyond the scope of § 230. In Mazur v. eBay, a federal district court held that § 230 does not bar claims of fraudulent misrepresentation when a defendant has described a third party’s auctioning procedures as “safe.” More recently, the Ninth Circuit in Barnes v. Yahoo! allowed a promissory estoppel claim to proceed against a defendant that failed to remove defamatory material from its Web site after assuring the plaintiff it would do so. A third case, Goddard v. Google, suggests that the Barnes decision could support claims by third-party beneficiaries as well. This Article analyzes these recent developments, discusses their potential impact on representations in marketing and terms of use, and assesses the willingness of courts to consider more expansive fraud- and contract-based limitations on § 230 immunity.

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Jeffrey R. Doty
273 United States v. Berger: The Rejection of  Civil Loss Causation Principles in Connection with Criminal Securities Fraud

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James A. Jones II
285 Gimme a Brekka!: Deciphering “Authorization” Under the CFAA and How Employers Can Protect Their Data

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Amber L. Leaders
297 A Survey of the DMCA’s Copyright Management Information Protections: The DMCA’s CMI Landscape After All Headline News and McClatchey

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Susuk Lim
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Jacobson Revisited: Conditions, Covenants and the Future of Open-Source Software Licenses 

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Yamini Menon

Issue 3 Winter 2011

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171 The "Three Strikes" Policy in Korean Copyright Act 2009: Safe or Out?

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Sun-Young Moon & Daeup Kim
185 Standardizing Warhol: Antitrust Liability for Denying the Authenticity of Artwork

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Gareth S. Lacy
217 “Capital” Punishment: Evaluating an Investor’s Secondary Copyright Infringement Liability after Veoh

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James L. Proctor, Jr.
233 Exportability’s Effect on Process Patent Enforcement: Why § 271(f) Export Restrictions Do Not Apply to Intangible Process Claims

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Homer Yang-hsien Hsu
247 How Much is too Much? Copyright Protection of Short Portions of Text in the United States and European Union after Infopaq International A/S v. Danske Dagblades

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Connor Moran

Issue 2 Autumn 2010

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93 Neutralizing Actual Controversy: How Patent Holders Can Reduce the Risk of Declaratory Judgment in Patent Disputes

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Homer Yang-hsien Hsu
111 Outsider Hacking and Insider Trading: The Expansion of Liability Absent a Fiduciary Duty

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James A. Jones II
125 Inducement or Solicitation? Competing Interpretations of the “Underlying Illegality” Test in the Wake of Roommates.com

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Jeffrey R. Doty
143 Location Surveillance by GPS: Balancing an Employer’s Business Interest with Employee Privacy

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Kendra Rosenberg
155 Death of the Spam Wrangler: CAN-SPAM Private Plaintiffs Required to Show Actual Harm

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Susuk Lim

Issue 1 Summer 2010

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1 Walking from Cloud to Cloud: The Portability Issue in Cloud Computing

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Robert H. Carpenter, Jr.
15 Arbitration Nation: Wireless Services Providers and Class Action Waivers

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Alexander J. Casey
33 Mobile Marketing Derailed: How Curbing Cell-Phone Spam in Satterfield v. Simon & Schuster May Have Banned Text-Message Advertising

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Gareth S. Lacy
49 Communications Decency Act Provides No Safe Harbor Against Antifraud Liability or Hyperlinks to Third-Party Content Under the Securities and Exchange Act

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Sheri Wardwell
67 Stevens v. Publicis: The Rise of "No E-Mail Modification" Clauses?

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Stephanie Holmes
83 Trusting the Machines: New York State Bar Ethics Opinion Allows Attorneys to Use Gmail

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Kevin Raudebaugh