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About Jake Sommer

Jake Sommer

Jacob Sommer's practice focuses on legal issues related to Internet-based services and social networking, with a focus on protecting client's rights in litigation or government investigations involving the Copyright Act, Lanham Act, Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“ECPA”), the Wiretap and Communication Acts, CAN-SPAM, FISA and federal and state laws governing Internet gambling. He also helps social networks, search engines, e-mail providers, ISPs and other clients fulfill their compliance obligations pertaining to the discovery and disclosure of customer and subscriber information.

Recent Posts

It’s Time to Re-Register your DMCA Agent

November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Have you registered an agent with the Copyright Office to take advantage of DMCA’s safe harbor? If so, it’s time to do it again. The Copyright Office issued its final rule (to be codified at...

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Donald Trump is no longer dependent on hat and t-shirt sales to fund his presidential campaign. Instead, Trump and the Republican National Committee are employing more traditional fundraising techniques, raising $64 million in July through...

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We are proud to say that we were the lawyers who represented Yahoo in its historic challenge to the government’s surveillance program in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) and the Foreign Intelligence Court of...

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Yesterday, the Northern District of California denied class certification in the challenge to Google’s practice of scanning emails to serve advertising, In re Google Inc. Gmail Litig., No. 13-MD-02430-LHK.  Judge Koh had previously denied Google’s...

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Shine the Light Law – Injury Required

March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Ninth Circuit joined the California Court of Appeals in cutting down plaintiffs’ ability to sue companies for violations of California’s “Shine the Light” law....

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Poker Update – DiCristina Decision Reversed

August 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Today, the Second Circuit handed down its decision in United States v. DiCristina, No. 12-3720 (2d Cir. Aug. 6, 2013).  The Court reversed the District Court’s order setting aside Lawrence DiCristina’s conviction under the Illegal...

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