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Craigslist Files Another Suit against Data Scraper

For years, craigslist has aggressively used technological and legal methods to prevent unauthorized parties from scraping, linking to or accessing user postings for their own commercial purposes.  In a prior post, we briefly discussed craigslist’s action against a certain aggregator that was scraping content from the craigslist site (despite having received a cease and desist … Continue Reading

Meeting of the Minds at the Inbox: Some Pitfalls of Contracting via Email

We have had a number of clients run into issues relating to whether or not an email exchange constituted a binding contract.  This issue comes up regularly when informality creeps into negotiations conducted electronically, bringing up the age-old problem that has likely been argued before judges for centuries: one party thinks “we have a deal,” … Continue Reading

New Jersey Appellate Court Says, Take “Loving Care” with Employee Personal Communications

In Stengart v. Loving Care Agency, 2009 N.J. Super. LEXIS 143 (App. Div. June 26, 2009), a New Jersey appellate court refused to enforce a provision in an employer’s electronic communications policy that purported to give the employer ownership of all employee personal communications on the employer’s system. The particular messages at issue were sent … Continue Reading

What You Don’t Know about Web Mail Can Hurt You – Court Rules Employee Web Mail Use Waives Attorney-Client Privilege

The technical details involved in communicating via a Web mail service such as Google’s G-Mail or Yahoo! Mail are not something that most users think about often, or perhaps ever. It may appear to a user that all of the computing operations involving the use a Web mail service take place remotely, on the servers … Continue Reading
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