CLIP-ings: November 13, 2015

Internet Governance

Don’t Bet On It: The New York State Attorney General’s Office demanded that the two largest online fantasy sports companies cease and desist their betting practices, claiming their operations are a form of gambling prohibited under state law.


Cookie Cutting: A Belgian court threatened to fine Facebook up to 250,000 euros per day if it continues to use a special cookie that tracks and registers non-members’ online activity without their express consent.

Information Security And Cyberthreats

This Call Is Being Recorded: An anonymous hacker leaked a cache of supposedly secure inmate phone recordings from a jail telephone service provider, including thousands of attorney-client communications which may have been impermissibly recorded.

Intellectual Property

Get Out-N-Out: Expressing concerns over food delivery start-up DoorDash’s handling of food, burger chain In-N-Out sued the service for trademark infringement, alleging that its use of the chain’s famous logo implies the same standards and quality of food to consumers.

Free Expression And Censorship

Please Unlike: German prosecutors are investigating the head of Facebook’s European department for allegedly neglecting to remove hate speech from the social media platform.

Practice Note

Un(ID)entifiable? A district court ruled that a user’s unique video streaming device ID and viewing history can be disclosed to third parties because the ID does not constitute “personally identifiable information” under the Video Privacy Protection Act.

On The Lighter Side

Driver Dream State: Architectural designers used 3-D scanning technology to visualize how driverless cars might perceive their surroundings.

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

Tory Geronimo
Dean’s Fellow, Fordham CLIP

Noelle Park & Inés Spinnato
Editorial Fellows, Fordham CLIP

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