Friday, November 15, 2013

Law of the Internet (Wolters Kluwer)

The 2014-1 supplement to Law of the Internet includes these recent developments:

  • Jurisdictional issues as they pertain to doing business in cyber space continue to play out in circuits around the country. The cases of uBid, Inc. v. GoDaddy Group, Inc. and Chloe v. Queen Bee of Beverly Hills, LLC are examined.  See section 3.03[A]

  • The e-book pricing case has come to some resolution after Apple refused to settle.  In 2013 Judge Denise Cole ruled Against Apple, determining that the company had improperly colluded with book publishers to set e-book prices artificially high in an effort to undermine its competitor, Amazon.  See section 4.02.

  • On March 28, 2013, the Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of New York's affiliate sales tax statute, holding that Amazon and Overstock had established physical presence in the state through their affiliates.  See section 15.06[C][1]

  • In Rana v. Google Australia Pty Ltd., a court held that Google Inc. (the American parent company of Google Australia) could be held liable for defamation for statements published on a Web site which Google hosted and to which it linked.  See section 11.04[B]

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