Facebook, MySpace Messages Are Protected: Judge

Law360, New York (May 27, 2010, 3:31 PM EDT) -- A district judge has reversed a magistrate judge's ruling that fashion house Christian Audigier Inc. can subpoena the Facebook Inc. and MySpace Inc. communications of an artist who sued the designer for copyright infringement, finding that messages on the social networking sites are protected information.

In the first case to address the issue, Judge Margaret Morrow of the U.S. District Court of Central California held Wednesday that private communications through social networking sites, as well as Web hosting services, are protected under the Stored Communications Act....
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Case Information

Case Title

Buckley H. Crispin v. Christian Audigier, Inc. et al

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit



Audrey B. Collins

Date Filed

December 29, 2009

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