Welcome to the website of the Digital Media Law Project. The DMLP was a project of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society from 2007 to 2014. Due to popular demand the Berkman Klein Center is keeping the website online, but please note that the website and its contents are no longer being updated. Please check any information you find here for accuracy and completeness.
You know the economy's bad when even college rumor-mongering isn't making a profit any more. That's right, JuicyCampus.com, the website dedicated to anonymously posted collegiate gossip, has closed up shop. In a post announcing the shutdown, Matt Ivester, the founder and CEO, put the blame on "these historically difficult economic times,&q
We are still trying to get to the bottom of this one, but it appears that a real estate developer in Chicago has subpoenaed information from four websites that have criticized efforts to redevelop Wilson Yard in downtown Chicago. The redevelopment work is the subject of a lawsuit filed in Decembe
In perhaps the most blatant misuse of the subpoena power we've seen since the subpoena served on Kathleen Seidel of Neurodiversity last March, a lawyer for Thomas Garrett of Virginia has served a patently overbroad subpoena on blogger Waldo Jaquith, who publishes cvillenews.com,
a community news blog about Charlottesville, Virginia.
Wendy Davis of MediaPostreports that the blogger behind the Skanks in NYC blog will keep his/her identity secret for another four weeks. In a hearing yesterday in New York Supreme Court, Judge Joan Madden refused to rule on model Li
Last month, an anonymous website dedicated to criticizing Ohio homebuilder Powermark Homes succeeded in maintaining its anonymity in the face of a lawsuit brought by the company and two of its principals, Mark and Lisa Powers, who had sued the anonymous operator of Powermark Homes Alert. At the time of the suit, the homepage for the site included a picture
of Mark and Lisa and the statements "The Truth Exposed" and "Do
you really want to do business with this Ohio Home Builder?"
Paul Levy of Public Citizen recently tipped us off to a new John Doe case in federal court in California. In this case, two real estate companies, Parkmerced Investors Properties LLC and Stellar Larkspur Partners LLC, have sued eighteen unknown defendants for violation of the Lanham Act (15 U.S.C.
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