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Designer Skin LLC v. S & L Vitamins, Inc., et al.
Unauthorized internet reseller of plaintiff’s products is not guilty of trademark infringement, and does not cause actionable initial interest confusion, by using plaintiff’s trademarks in meta tags of website at which plaintiff’s and its competitors’ products are sold, and in...

Description of the Internet Library of Law and Court Decisions

Updated regularly, the Internet Library of Law and Court Decisions is one of the web's foremost case digests, providing in-depth analysis of over 470 court decisions affecting those who do business on the Internet.
Court decisions are organized by subject matter.  Within each subject, cases are organized alphabetically by case name.  There, you will find a brief synopsis of the court's decision.  If the case is of interest, click on the case name, and you will be taken to a more thorough analysis.  In most cases, we also provide the full text of the court's decision, either via a downloadable pdf, or via a link to a location at which it can be found on the Internet.  

To increase the utility of the Internet Library, and expand our coverage of Internet Law court decisions, we also provide a "Quick Hits" section.  Located at the end of each Subject Matter page, the "Quick Hits" section contains a brief synopsis of additional court decisions addressing the same Subject Matter.  In most cases, we also provide the full text of the court's decision as well as a downloadable pdf.

A free electronic newsletter, Internet Law Update, is available to provide you with the latest cases added to the Library.  A full text search engine is also available to assist in utilizing the Library's resources.
The Internet Law Library has analyzed cases covering a broad array of topics, including trademark and copyright infringement, dilution, use of meta tags, links, thumbnails and framing, browse wrap, click wrap and shrink wrap agreements, domain name disputes, internet service provider liability, subpoenas, online defamation, gripe sites, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, jurisdiction, the legality of gambling on the Internet, search engine advertising, licensing requirements for the operation of an online pharmacy and automobile distributorship, the legality of keying and cookies, use of e-mail in the work place, spam, the legality of pop-up ads and spyware, and First Amendment issues arising out of governmental regulation of the Internet, among others.
The Internet Law Library has been well received in the Press, being named a USA Today Hotsite, and receiving favorable mentions in the New York Times "Circuits" section, the New York Times "Cybertimes," the American Bar Association Journal, the New York Law Journal, the Florida-Times Union, the Orlando Sentinel and the Lancaster Newspapers of Pennsylvania.  The Internet Law Library has also received a Five Star rating in Robert Ambrogi's "Essential Guide to the Best Legal Sites on the Web."

The Internet Law Library also provides an Online Resources page, which contains links to United States primary law sources - including case law, statutes, administrative regulations and attorney general opinions.  Our Statutes page provides the full-text of various United States statutes governing conduct on the Internet.

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