Last week, Ryan Holliday filed an anti-SLAPP motion seeking to dismiss Internet Brandâ€™s lawsuit against him and other unpaid contributors of content to the Wikitravel site.
Yesterday, Wikimedia Foundation announced that it will seek declaratory relief in response to legal threats from Internet Brands, the company that has run the collaboratively-edited destination database Wikitravel since 2006.
The US Justice Department Antitrust Division’s probe of the global distribution systems is apparently alive and well — and travel agencies in North America apparently are getting dragged right into the middle of the fray.
The lawyers for American Airlines and Travelport had very busy Fridays as both companies took legal action against the other over American’s notice that it will pull out of Orbitz and the consequent ramifications to the full-content GDS agreement between American and Travelport.
If KwikChex follows through and sues TripAdvisor in the U.S. on behalf of hundreds of hotels and attractions over allegedly defamatory user reviews, some of the basic outlines of TripAdvisor’s likely defense are clear.