Internet On Trial

Internet On Trial

Modern Day Litigation, Cyber Defamation, and Law in Sports & Entertainment

Tag Archives: Google

Chopped-up fingers and bruised egos: How can I find out who posted disparaging comments about me anonymously on the internet?

Posted in Defamation, Internet & Media Law, Social Media Law
People who believe their professional reputations or personal integrity have been unfairly impugned by materials anonymously posted on the internet are not defenseless against their unnamed tormentors. Is it possible to discover the identity of those behind anonymous posts? Yes. But it’s not easy, especially if you don’t have experience communicating with the various webmasters,… Continue Reading

Sutton Knocks Another One Out of the Park, Shuts Down $19 Trillion Suit Against Google

Posted in Cyber-defamation, Defamation, Internet & Media Law, Litigation & Appeals
Pro tip: If ever you Google yourself, and are unhappy with the results, don’t sue Google. Why not? Because under a federal law known as the Communications Decency Act, websites and/or services that only republish or display content created by third-parties — i.e. sites that don’t create their own substantive content — are not liable for the substance of… Continue Reading

Ed Snowden: The Government Can Own Your Cell Phone

Posted in Privacy Law
Although the U.S. government probably wants us to think it’s yesterday’s news, last month NBC News broadcast an exclusive hour-long interview with Brian Williams and the most wanted man in the world—Edward Snowden—in his first ever American television interview. In case you missed it (it ran at 10 p.m. EST on Weds. May 28), the… Continue Reading