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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

In a decision today, Europe’s highest court ruled that software makers do not have copyright claims against resellers of their copyrighted programs, even when such resales entail the copying of programs. Oracle had brought suit...

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Delaware Gets in the Online Casino Game

June 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Delaware has become the first state to pass a bill allowing intrastate online gambling–including lotteries, table, and other ticket games.  The Delaware Gaming Competitiveness Act of 2012, formerly known as Delaware House Bill 333, authorizes...

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Stuxnet is totally 80’s

June 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

The media is abuzz with stories about Stuxnet, a piece of malware that many allege the United States and Israel created to damage or destroy Iranian centrifuges used to enrich uranium.  Some stories have called...

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Today, The Supreme Court agreed to review the Second Circuit’s decision which found that plaintiffs, a group of attorneys, journalists, legal, media, and human rights organizations, had standing to challenge the FISA Amendments Act of 2008...

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The Department of Justice’s letter reversing its view on the applicability of the Wire Act to non-sports wagering has inspired some states to look hard at legalizing intrastate gambling, but those states now have company...

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In a long-awaited reversal of direction, the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) released a Memorandum Opinion written earlier this year finding that the Wire Act no longer prohibited forms of gambling other than...

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