Mich. Court Further Curbs Streaming Privacy Laws In Pandora

Law360, New York (July 11, 2016, 11:38 PM EDT) -- The Michigan Supreme Court recently ruled that a Pandora user did not qualify as a customer who is allowed to bring a putative class action under the state's video privacy law, dealing the latest blow to the plaintiffs bar's attempt to expand statutes enacted decades ago to cover a wide array of digital content streaming models.

In a unanimous decision released Wednesday, the seven justices that sit on the Michigan high court held that plaintiff Peter Deacon was not a customer under the meaning of the state's Preservation of Personal Privacy Act, which is also known as the Video Rental Privacy...

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