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    • Ninth Circuit Denies Website Immunity in Housing Discrimination Suit
      The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has just ruled that Roommates.com, an apartment-sharing website, can't claim immunity from a housing discrimination suit based on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, largely based on the content of the drop-down menus the site employs during the user registration process.

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    • Are The Online Kids Alright?

      Some people believe that teenagers are reckless in protecting their private information on the Internet. Others are of the belief that teens are Net-savvy and are at least as smart as adults when it comes to safeguarding themselves in Cyberspace. So, what is the truth?

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    • Home on the CyberRange

      In 1969, the U.S. Department of Defense began blazing a digital western trail by connecting computers that permitted electronic messages and files to be shared worldwide. Designed as a combination public forum and public library, this new frontier was almost devoid of privacy and censorship. But unfortunately, commerce breeds crime. Like the Gold Rush of 1849, cash has pored into the cyberworld and has bred cybercrooks.

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    • Privacy Hits Center Stage

      A decade ago, long before the Internet was a robust commercial medium, I started writing about online privacy issues. At the time, legal colleagues told me that while the issues were interesting from academic standpoint, they had no real world application. I explained that there would come a time when good privacy meant good business, and bad privacy meant horrible business. That time has arrived.

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    • Problems In Cyberspace Can Cause Real World Hurt

      Internet problems are not esoteric, theoretical issues in Cyberspace. Indeed, they can have real world implications.

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    • Fantasy Sports Leagues Participation Is Not Illegal Gambling, Judge Rules

      The many fantasy sports leagues enthusiasts can breathe a deep sigh of relief, as a federal judge in New Jersey has just ruled that their activities do not constitute illegal gambling.

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    • Presidential Elections in the Internet Era

      The Internet is all grown up, and now has an impact on matters of great importance, such as the current presidential race.

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    • Dismissal Upheld Despite Employer's Google Search for Employee's Prior Work History

      An employee recently argued that he was improperly terminated based on his employer's Google search relating to his prior work background. Should such an argument stick? Well, it did not in this particular case, Mullins v. Department of Commerce, just decided on a non-precedential basis by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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    • The State of Legal Blogs: A Report From the Frontlines

      Legal weblogs? Law Blogs? Blawgs? Whatever you call them, legal-oriented weblogs are thriving and their collective impact on the legal world is likely to reverberate.

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    • Virtual Legal Chickens Come Home To Roost In Real Courts

      Netizens spend more and more time living their lives in online virtual worlds these days. Participants pursue their virtual lives through avatars, the visual representations of people in virtual worlds. While most virtual world interactions remain virtual, taking place entirely in fictitious realms, virtual disputes are increasingly landing in real courts right here on terra firma.

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