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Digital Review

A monthly round-up of legal tech news from MLRC deputy director Jeff Hermes.

Apr 2024
Mar 2024

Digital Review February & March 2024

The Supreme Court decides Lindke and hears NetChoice and Murthy | The House passes a TikTok bill | The Fifth Circuit looses Ken Paxton on adult websites | X’s lawsuit against the Center for Countering Digital Hate is SLAPPed down | The DOJ launches its big antitrust lawsuit against Apple | Yes, but is it…

Jan 2024

Digital Review January 2024

Everyone takes aim at AI-powered deepfakes | The FTC cracks down on data brokers | Tech CEOs visit Capitol Hill | The Second Circuit sets the Wayback Machine (no, not that one) to 1805 | The Ninth Circuit, agency principles, and Section 230 | The states and their amici weigh in on NetChoice | New…

Sep 2023

Digital Review September 2023

In this issue: The Supreme Court takes the NetChoice cases, but not on every issue | The Fifth Circuit plays take-backsies with Missouri v. Biden | Federal courts hash out state online child protection laws | Lots of photo copyright cases | Sanctions for a SAD scheme | Ye files a puzzling lawsuit over music…

Aug 2022

Digital Review August 2022

Monthly tech round-up from MLRC deputy director Jeff Hermes. In this issue: a trio of California tech bills, AI and patents, political spam, two anti-SLAPP wins in the 9th Circuit, and more.

Jul 2022

Digital Review June – July 2022

The fall of Roe, digital privacy, and online discussion of abortion | The First Amendment and anonymous copyright infringement | Déjà vu with TikTok back in the spotlight | A wave of “social media addiction” cases hits | Is a long and complex URL enough for Van Buren’s gates to be down? | The Copyright…

May 2022

Digital Review May 2022

Tasseography with the Supreme Court in NetChoice | The Ninth Circuit doubles down in hiQ | More consequences for Richard Liebowitz | SOPA/PIPA-style takedown orders against pirate sites | Lissajous curves and lemniscates | Getting meta with patent law: Does a “buffer” include a “cache”? | The short life of the Disinformation Governance Board |…

Apr 2022

Digital Review March – April 2022

The Cyberwar in Ukraine | Elon Musk & Twitter | Justice Thomas on Section 230 (yet again) | The 9th Circuit on hiQ v. LinkedIn after remand | Europe, the DSA and the DMA | and so, so much more…

Feb 2022

Digital Review February 2022

Ukraine, Russia, and the information war | The Supreme Court on mistakes in copyright registration | Ken Paxton is at it again. And again. And again. | Instagram fights off an embedding lawsuit | No trademark registration for ".SUCKS," but not for the reason you might expect | Edible Arrangements tastes defeat | Updates on…

Jan 2022

Digital Review December 2021 – January 2022

Justice Breyer's First Amendment & copyright decisions | Indiana's revenge porn law survives strict scrutiny | So many federal many First Amendment issues | Pegasus problems persist, proving pervasive | Copyright transfer as a remedy in non-copyright cases | Texas' content moderation law is enjoined | The Fifth Circuit questions Zippo | Plenty of…