Automattic’s Victory – Will it Deter DMCA Abuse? Read more

Automattic’s Victory – Will it Deter DMCA Abuse?

Automattic is the owner of WordPress.com, the popular blogging and website development software.  Some time ago, Automattic sued two parties for using the notice-and-takedown provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) to silence criticism. According to the Automattic Complaint, the parties abused the provision and were liable for damages under 17 U.S.C. § 512(f) for […]

The CDA, cyber-racketeers, the DMCA, and changes to Section 230 by Domingo Rivera Read more

The CDA, cyber-racketeers, the DMCA, and changes to Section 230 by Domingo Rivera


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It has been quite a while since my previous post.  I have been extremely busy assisting my clients with Internet
legal matters.  Internet defamation continues to affect the reputation of
businesses and professionals as former customers, patients, and others who know
that they do not have valid legal claims assert their false and frivolous
complaints in blogs, forums and smear sites.  Even competitors are now
posing as unsatisfied consumers in order to post false and …