My Google Bomb book on online defamation has taken off on Amazon and moved into the top 400 of all books sold, number one in three Internet categories (privacy, culture, security). Google Bomb Blog and Forum has been launched by Dozier Internet Law Internet lawyers. And on the legal front, it has been an interesting week. Four major events have added some spice in the middle of our slow season as litigation lawyers:
1) Facebook is sued for alleged data privacy violations by a big time, big dollar Texas plaintiff trial lawyer.
2) Jon Praed, a friend of mine and fellow Internet lawyer, sues banks to get information to better combat spammers. He's been the spam attorney for AOL for years.
3) Google loses in New York City and has to identify an anonymous blogger. Expect an appeal.
4) Oprah files suit in federal court in New York against a laundry list of defendants allegedly using her name and/or likeness to sell products online.