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Digital Review

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

2021
Jun 2021

Digital Review May 2021

Florida tells social media sites how to moderate | A California city learns to check its security before lobbing a hacking claim | The embedded content issue is back in a suit against Instagram | A defective design claim against Snap evades Section 230 | The Facebook Oversight Board rules on Donald Trump | A…

Apr 2021

Digital Review April 2021

The Supreme Court decides Google v. Oracle America, Biden v. Knight First Amendment Institute, and more | The Second Circuit tries to harmonize the law on standing in data breach cases | The Fourth Circuit takes on defamation by hyperlink | Two cases on revocation of access to digital content that users have "bought" |…

Mar 2021

Digital Review February & March 2021

The U.S. Navy learns why unwritten copyright licenses are risky; the new wave of Section 230 reform bills begins to break; the SEC is keeping an eye on Twitter; the pendulum swings back toward net neutrality; a disturbing ruling on border device searches; worldwide activity on the relationship between news and tech; and much, much…

Jan 2021

Digital Review January 2021

Trump booted off Twitter | Section 230 reform moving into the new Congress | Antitrust lawsuits against Facebook | Control shifts at the FCC, FTC, and USAGM | And much, much more…

2020
Nov 2020

Digital Review November 2020

California Prop 24 passes | A poser on defamation of online pseudonyms | Maneuvering at the FCC and FTC | Trump declares Section 230 a national security threat | French protests shut down police photography ban| and much more...

Oct 2020

Digital Review October 2020

A new Supreme Court justice | A quick puzzle at the intersection of math and nostalgia | An actual 512(f) win | More 230 activity in all three branches | The DOJ antitrust suit against Google lands, and other countries consider jumping on the bandwagon | The Open Technology Fund notches a victory against political…

Sep 2020

Digital Review August-September 2020

The travails of TikTok; the storm intensifies around Section 230; moderating election and voting misinformation; and much more

Jan 2020

MLRC Digital Review January 2020

Illinois’ biometric privacy law keeps generating lawsuits | Richard Liebowitz files more copyright claims, and runs into more trouble | New bills in AZ and NH on online libel | Bernie Sanders wants to fix the internet | Encryption and the Fifth Amendment before state supreme courts