Here Are The Companies That Want To Charge You $2,500-$100,000 For Negative Reviews

Dec 19, 14

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From our friends at Techdirt: Geek gadget also-ran KlearGear gained internet infamy thanks to the following paragraph tucked away on its “Terms of...

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TX Case of First Impression Involves Fracking, Defamation Claims and Anti-SLAPP Law

Dec 15, 14

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The Texas Supreme Court heard arguments Dec. 4 in a case of the first impression pitting Fort Worth-based natural gas drilling company Range Resources Corp. and its subsidiary against fracking opponents. The companies allege the fracking opponents defamed them through statements and release of a video to the media showing a hose...

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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

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