Spyware/Adware/Search Engine Law Resources

Eric Goldman

Marquette University Law School


Last updated 7/3/2005


1-800 Contacts v. WhenU


District court opinion

WhenU appeal brief

Google amicus brief on appeal

EFF amicus brief on appeal

1800 Contacts response brief on appeal

Second Circuit opinion


U-Haul v. WhenU


District court opinion


Wells Fargo v. WhenU


District court opinion


WhenU v. Utah


FindWhat amicus brief (the district court bounced this brief and the NAI amicus brief, saying it did not want to consider amicus briefs during the fact-finding stage)

Preliminary Injunction (June 22, 2004)


American Blinds / Google


Google complaint

American Blinds complaint

Denial of Motion to Dismiss


Geico / Google


Public Citizen amicus brief

Denial of Motion to Dismiss (August 25, 2004)

Partial transcript of bench trial (where judge grants Google’s motion for summary judgment) (Dec. 15, 2004)


Playboy v. Netscape


Ninth Circuit opinion


Le Meridian Hotels v. Google


English translation of opinion


State Statutes


Utah Spyware Control Act

California Anti-Spyware Law (SB 1436, codified at Cal. B&P Code §22947)

Alaska anti-adware law


Other Materials


Overview of spyware/adware law (August 5, 2004)

Deregulating Relevancy in Internet Trademark Law (54 Emory L.J. 507 (2005))

Ben Edelman’s site [Ben and I definitely don’t see eye-to-eye on some topics, but he does an excellent job keeping track of new developments]