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After four years of litigation, a California district court granted summary judgment for Hulu in its defense against alleged violations of the Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”), finding that Plaintiffs could not establish that Hulu...

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In an important decision that has the potential to stem the tide of Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”) lawsuits, a federal judge in the District of New Jersey dismissed on the pleadings a VPPA claim...

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On Wednesday, June 17, United States Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler denied without prejudice plaintiffs’ motion for class certification in the In re Hulu Privacy Litigation matter, a putative class action brought under the Video Privacy...

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In a decision that should ease the concerns of Internet providers, Facebook and its Sponsored Stories Program survived an attack from a putative class of minor plaintiffs in the Northern District of California....

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Both the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and California Attorney General Kamala Harris recently submitted amicus briefs in the appeal of Facebook’s settlement with 150 million of its members relating to Facebook’s use of member photos...

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The Fourth Circuit has held that Facebook “Likes” are constitutionally protected speech, overruling a federal district court in North Carolina.  The case could have implications for other plugin-driven “social” features of websites as well as...

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