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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

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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Yesterday, February 28, the District of New Jersey, NCAA v. Christie, No. 12-cv-4947 (D.N.J. Feb. 28, 2013), upheld the Professional and Amateur Sporting Protection Act of 1992, 28 U.S.C. 3701, et seq. (“PASPA”) as constitutional in...

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What a long, strange trip it’s been for Red Flag Rules.  Originally promulgated in November 2007, the Red Flag Rules have finally made their way to an Interim Final Rule today, over five years later. ...

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[ZwillGen’s Marc Zwillinger, Jacob Sommer and Michele Floyd represented Pandora in this case.] On September 28, 2012, Judge Armstrong of the Northern District of California dismissed a class action complaint (with leave to amend within...

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