Friday, December 16, 2005
The new issue of Vincent Polley's invaluable Miscellaneous IT Related Legal News is out. Some highlights for contracts folks:
* An Oregon court holds that the Communications Decency Act bars a contract claim based on an ISP's promise to remove material.
* The U.N. General Assembly officially approved UNCITRAL's new Convention on Electronic Communications in Contract, which will be signed next June.
* BellSouth has withdrawn its offer to give a damaged building to the City of New Orleans for use as a police station after the city announced plans to build a city-owned wireless network that would be free for everyone.
* A California appellate court has held Earthlink's arbitration and forum selection clauses in its click-through agreement are invalid as against public policy.