Selected Developments in Business Law — Internet Law and Practice in California
Courtesy of CEB, we are bringing you selected legal developments in areas of California business law that are covered by CEB’s publications. This month’s feature is from the July 2020 update to Internet Law and Practice in California. References are to the book’s section numbers. The most significant legal developments since the last update include developments in such important topic areas as copyright, patent, domain names and trademark, independent contractor classification, social media, privacy, Internet advertising, and litigation issues.
July 2020 Update
Knowledge can also include willful blindness. Specifically, actual knowledge requires showing either "actual knowledge of specific acts of infringement" or "willful blindness of specific facts" demonstrating infringement." Erickson Prods., Inc. v Keck (9th Cir 2019) 921 F3d 822, 832. The Ninth Circuit defined willful blindness as taking "deliberate actions to avoid confirming a high probability of wrongdoing and who can almost be said to have actually have known the critical facts." 921 F3d at 833. See §§1.27A, 1.29, 1.35. Read More