Thu, May 1, 2008
In applying Ohio’s long-arm statute as well as Constitutional principles, the Court held that Ohio’s long arm statute applied and that, as a result of the postings, exercising jurisdiction over Roberts established the necessary “minimum contacts” under the jurisdiction. The implications of this ruling are far reaching.
Sat, Apr 5, 2008
In passing section 230, Congress sought to spare interactive computer services this grim choice by allowing them to perform some editing on user-generated content without thereby becoming liable for all defamatory or otherwise unlawful messages that they didn’t edit or delete
Fri, Nov 16, 2007
The defendant in that case was not represented by counsel at the time the verdict was issued. Although it appears that in this case, the Defendant was affected by Hurricane Katrina in a manner that affected her ability to defend herself, the situation brings up a significant issue. Many misunderstand the impact and importance of Internet defamation accusations. The result can be financially devastating.
Mon, Oct 8, 2007
This judgment can potentially shake up the way the P2P copyright infringement litigation game is played. The defense had some questionable moves, or lack thereof. Of note is that the defense relied almost exclusively on the theory that some hacker might have used Ms. Thomas' usual user name and her computer without her knowledge.