CLIP-ings: October 9, 2015

Internet Governance

Bon Voyage, Safe Harbor: In a landmark ruling, the EU’s highest court invalidated the U.S.-EU pact on the grounds that it neither sufficiently protects EU citizens’ personal data nor provides them with adequate legal redress.

Failure For Launching: The FAA is seeking a $1.9 million fine from an aerial photography company that allegedly conducted 65 unauthorized operations in some of the country’s most congested airspace.


Ticket Turbulence: A man used his smart phone to scan a friend’s airplane boarding pass and retrieved enough information to access sensitive data on the friend’s airline account.

Information Security And Cyberthreats

Access Denied: A journalist was found guilty of three federal counts of hacking under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for sharing content management system login details with members of Anonymous, who then used the credentials to alter a Los Angeles Times story.

Intellectual Property

Gotta Catch ‘Em All: The Pokémon Company demanded $4,000 to settle a lawsuit against a fan who allegedly violated the company’s copyrights by including two of its characters on posters advertising his Pokémon-themed party.

Free Expression And Censorship

Lawyer Cries For Yelp: Yelp settled a suit with a private practice lawyer over alleged fraudulent reviews on the site; this is Yelp’s second lawsuit targeting fake reviewers “when presumably fake Yelp reviews are happening on a daily basis across its site.”

On The Lighter Side

Spook-tech-ular Costumes: With one week of October down, it’s time to think about your Halloween getup!

Joel R. Reidenberg
Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Chair and Professor of Law and Founding Academic Director, CLIP

N. Cameron Russell
Executive Director, Fordham CLIP

Thomas B. Norton
Privacy Fellow, Fordham CLIP

Noelle Park & Inés Spinnato
Editorial Fellows, Fordham CLIP

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