All Good Things

Jun 20, 14 All Good Things

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For the past two years, IT-Lex has been honored to advance the dialogue on all matters concerning technology law.  Since our upstart beginning as a simple blog that could easily be confused for a college student’s tumblr feed, IT-Lex has published well over 1,000 blog posts, hosted the Innovate Conference in October 2013, awarded...

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Florida’s First Email Service Case – Strict Liability Service!

Jun 13, 14 Florida’s First Email Service Case – Strict Liability Service!

Posted in Litigation, Uncategorized

In Florida’s first appellate court case parsing the particulars of email service (now required in Florida state courts), earlier this week Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal issued its opinion in Matte v. Caplan, Case No. 4d13-903 (Fla. 4th DCA 2014).  The case dealt with the trial court’s denial of a...

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Context Matters: In Defamation Action, One Tweet “Cannot Be Read In Isolation”

Apr 30, 14 Context Matters: In Defamation Action, One Tweet “Cannot Be Read In Isolation”

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Here’s an interesting defamation case that made it to the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts earlier this month. From the opinion: In November 2010, plaintiff Mara Feld arranged for her thoroughbred gelding, Munition, to be shipped to a horse farm. He was instead sent to a horse auction and may have eventually been...

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Sites Go Offline As U.S. Seeks Extradition Of ‘Dark Net’ Administrator

Aug 06, 13 Sites Go Offline As U.S. Seeks Extradition Of ‘Dark Net’ Administrator

Posted in Data Breaches, Hacking, Security, Uncategorized

It’s been a little while since we’ve spoken about web security, hackers and the like, so here’s a compelling news story that involves mysterious outages and extradition threats. Some of you may be familiar with the ultra-secure Tor network, “which anonymises and encrypts traffic, masking the identities of...

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No Sanctions For Text Message Deletion

Jun 13, 13 No Sanctions For Text Message Deletion

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By IT-Lex Intern Christopher Britt (LinkedIn) If you are afraid that your employees will start their own company and take some of your clients with them, be sure you get a non-compete clause in the contract that they sign.  PTSI, Inc., a Pennsylvania based sports training corporation, made the mistake of having at-will employees...

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Podcast Networks Hit By Patent Complaint

Here’s something interesting: last week, a company called Personal Audio filed suit against three large podcasting networks, for allegedly infringing on its patents. We don’t talk about patents here a lot, but we do listen to a lot of podcasts, and the one here is not too science-heavy, so it’s worth discussing....

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