Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Amazon Prevails in First Amendment Case

Washington Post: "Lists that identify the books, music and movies individual customers bought from online retailer are protected from North Carolina tax collectors, a federal judge has ruled. Amazon said in a lawsuit it filed in April in its home town of Seattle that disclosing such information, as requested by the North Carolina Revenue Department, could harm its customers. U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman ruled late Monday that the First Amendment protects a buyer from the government demanding to know the books, music, and audiovisual products they've bought."