Court case

Developments in telecommunications policy being made in the legal system.

ISPs want Supreme Court to kill Title II net neutrality rules now and forever

Broadband industry lobby groups have appealed to the US Supreme Court in an attempt to kill the Federal Communications Commission's network neutrality rules.

AT&T asks U.S. Supreme Court to overturn net neutrality rules

AT&T is trying to take the fight over the Obama-era net neutrality rules to the US Supreme Court.

Public Knowledge Calls for Court to Protect Rights to Access the Law

Public Knowledge filed an amicus curiae brief in the case ASTM v. Public Resource. The case concerns Public Resource’s copying of model building codes and educational testing codes, which had been enacted into federal law and regulations.

AT&T Throttling Case Back in Court

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in a Federal Trade Commission throttling case against AT&T that has major implications for the agency’s reach over telecommunications companies.

Court reveals another overseas-data fight between Google and federal government

Google came up on the losing end of a previously-undisclosed third showdown with the federal government over demands for data stored overseas, a federal court in Washington has revealed.

Can you be prosecuted for repeated unwanted emails to government offices or officials?

Can calling government offices or officials to insult them — especially after being told to stop — be punished the way that calling a private individual to insult them might be?

Former Soviet republic goes to court in bid to ‘export censorship’ beyond its borders

The country of Azerbaijan is suing two French journalists for defamation in France for describing the oil-rich state as a “dictatorship.” The move could set an important precedent, in France at least, for foreign governments seeking to curb freedo

Judge dismisses Shiva “I Invented EMAIL” Ayyadurai’s libel lawsuit against Techdirt

A federal judge in Massachusetts has dismissed a libel lawsuit filed earlier in 2017 against tech news website Techdirt. The claim was brought by Shiva Ayyadurai, who has controversially claimed that he invented e-mail in the late 1970s.

European Union court ruling restrains Brussels antitrust enforcers

The European Court of Justice gave Intel a lifeline in its appeal of the €1bn European Union fine for illegal price rebates by sending the case back to the General court to reconsider the chip-maker’s arguments against the 2009 decision.

Microsoft says it will defend its 39 ‘dreamers’ in court if the government tries to deport them

After the Trump Administration announced that it would begin to unwind an Obama-era program that shields younger undocumented immigrants from deportation, Microsoft vowed to defend its workers in court.