Legal Analytics for Internet Law Litigation

Internet litigation involves a case with one or more claims brought under one of the following federal statutes: (i) the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), (ii) the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), or (iii) the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) which includes the Stored Communications Act (SCA).

This is an emerging area of law focused on high-stakes, high-tech disputes. It is an important area of law in which transparency and understanding are crucial. Lex Machina’s Legal Analytics for litigation involving internet law provides valuable data-driven insights and trends in case timing, resolutions, damages, and findings. Note that this case type does not include claims for copyright infringement, which are occasionally brought under the DMCA; these claims are part of our copyright practice area.

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Lex Machina helps you answer questions such as:

  • What are the top three most active districts by number of cases filed?
  • How often have claimants prevailed at trial in cases involving the DMCA?
  • How often has my judge ruled on claims of a CFAA Violation, and at what stages of litigation?
  • Which law firm has the most experience representing defendants in cases involving the ECPA in the S.D.N.Y.?
  • What is the median time to termination for internet litigation cases filed in the N.D.Cal.?
  • Who are the most active defendants in cases involving the CFAA filed over the last three years?
  • What was the amount of internet damages awarded in cases filed in the last year? Which cases had the highest amount of damages awarded and what happened in those cases?

Unique Litigation Data

Case Tags
Our data includes the following case tags: CFAA, DMCA, ECPA.

Our data includes the following damages categories: Actual Damages / Disgorgement, Statutory Damages (Internet), Punitive Damages (Internet).

Internet Findings: CFAA Violation, State Law Computer Trespass Violation, ECPA Violation, SCA Violation, DMCA Circumvention Violation, DMCA Copyright Management Violation, DMCA Misrepresentation Violation, Willfulness

Internet Defenses: CFAA Minimum Damages Defense, ECPA / SCA Exemption Defense, Time-Barred Defense

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