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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...

Internet Library of Law and Court Decisions

The Internet Law Library, authored exclusively by Martin H. Samson, features extensive summaries of over 600 court decisions shaping the law of the web; providing facts, analysis and pertinent quotes from cases of interest to those who do business on the Internet and in New Media. These court decisions address a broad array of topics, including copyright and trademark infringement, dilution and other intellectual property issues, jurisdiction, linking, framing, keying, meta tags, pop-up ads, consumer complaint or gripe sites, tax, clip-art, online defamation, domain name disputes, e-mail, privacy, subpoenas, MP3s, encryption, gambling, click-wrap agreements, shrink wrap licenses, and spam, among others. Decisions applying and interpreting a number of statutes, such as the Communications Decency Act, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, and the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, are also analyzed. To paraphrase Jack Webb, "just the law ma'am, and nothing but the law."

We provide a brief synopsis of each court decision, indexed alphabetically by subject matter. If the decision is of interest, click on its case title for a more thorough analysis of the court's decision, and, where available, its full text.

To view cases according to subject, highlight the subject of interest in the index below, and click the "Show Internet Law Cases" icon. To view multiple subjects simultaneously, hold down the control key and use your mouse to highlight each of the subjects of interest. You can also visit all of the subjects of the Internet Law Library by visiting our Internet Law Subject page and following the corresponding link to the subject of your choice. Alternatively, you can scroll through all of our brief synopsis of court decisions by clicking on this All Decisions link. The Internet Law Library can also be searched via a full-text search engine found at the top of this and each of the pages of the site.

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Read my latest articles, Pruning the Gripe Vine, published in the January 2005 edition of Corporate Counsel, and The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act - Key Information, published in the September 9, 2005 edition of the New York Law Journal.

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