Court agrees that Google’s search results qualify as free speech

Nov 19, 14

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The regulation of Google’s search results has come up from time to time over the past decade, and although the idea has gained some traction in Europe (most recently with “right to be forgotten” laws), courts and regulatory bodies...

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How libel chill is quashing negative online reviews

Oct 23, 14

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The aggressive action taken by some businesses against those who post negative reviews online about their product or service is having a chilling effect on some reviewers who fear being sued, observers say. “It’s a tremendous issue. We’re running into that all over. It’s cheap to threaten and expensive to...

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Congress May Crack Down On Businesses’ Efforts To Ban Consumer Reviews

Sep 24, 14

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PPP Board Member Eric Goldman, Director of the High Tech Law Institute and law professor at Santa Clara University School of Law, had a piece published on Forbes’ website discussing the new federal bill that was introduced in Congress to strengthen consumer free speech rights online.  Read the full article here: read more

2015 SXSW Panel: Commercial Threats to Freedom of Speech Online

Sep 05, 14

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PPP will hopefully be participating in an interactive panel at SXSW in 2015 in Austin, Texas.  Check out the panel, where you can also vote to make it a reality here: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/37663 

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The Brett Kimberlin Saga: A Story Of Wacko Vexatious Lawsuits

Sep 04, 14

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For years we’ve been paying somewhat loose attention to the saga involving Brett Kimberlin and his ongoing lawsuits against bloggers. The story was complex and convoluted from the beginning, and only got more so over time. In fact, it got so confusing that it almost became too difficult to jump into the story mid-stream. On...

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