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Bumble Stumbles: State Policy Interests Override Dating App's Contractual Forum
In the strange multi-national world of Internet commerce, it's not always clear where lawsuits can be brought.
United States
2 Aug 2019
Concerns About Misinformation Could Lead To Limits On Key Media Freedoms
Just about anyone can publish just about anything on the internet, without editing or censorship.
United States
8 Jul 2019
Why We Permit Fake Identities, Even For Russian Disinformation Campaigns
A detailed report on Russia's disinformation campaign notably never questioned the fact the Russians had the opportunity
28 Dec 2018
Can Social Media Posts Be Tortious Or Criminal?
Drawing the line between protected speech and unprotected action is one of the oldest issues under the First Amendment.
United States
2 Sep 2018
European Court Teaches Internet Copyright 101
The "it's on the Internet, so I can use it" excuse has been rejected once again, this time by the European Union's highest court.
European Union
31 Aug 2018
When Is A Revision Of An Internet Post Treated As A New Post?
The limited time for suing for libel on an Internet post runs not only from the original posting, but also from when significant changes were made to the post, according to a decision from the New Jersey Supreme Court.
United States
24 May 2018
New Internet Frontier: You Can Defame Through Your WiFii Name
Defamation by tweet isn't news anymore, but surely a new barrier was broken when the Idaho Supreme Court found potential defamation in the name a family gave to their home wireless network.
United States
14 May 2018
WHOIS That Infringer?
When a website infringed your trademark or copyright, or otherwise violated your rights, the first place you likely went was to the WHOIS database, to find out who owned and operated that website.
United States
4 Apr 2018
Studies Discuss Difficulty Of Combatting Disinformation
Everyone seems to agree that "fake news," or disinformation, permeates the online environment
United States
4 Apr 2018
Enforce Your Repeat Infringer Policy
Seinfeld famously noted that taking the reservation is not nearly as important as holding the reservation.
United States
14 Feb 2018
‘Secret' Keys To Effective Legal Demands And Responses
Internet disputes are often resolved through correspondence. But effective dispute-resolving correspondence often differs from what most people think of as "cease-and-desist letters," "lawyer letters" or "nastygrams."
United States
5 Jan 2018
FTC: Even Implied Messages Need Explicit Disclosures
On the Internet, it's not just what you say, but also what you imply. Social media comments, video and image posts, and even tags and "likes," can carry implied messages, which may create legal liability.
United States
6 Nov 2017
Study Highlights Prevalence Of Counterfeit And Fraudulent Goods Online
Beneath the partisan rhetoric over "fake news" lies an important reality: Fraudulent practices thrive online — not just in news, but also in offerings of goods and services.
United States
2 Aug 2017
Executive Order Presents Three-Pronged Approach To Improving U.S. Cybersecurity
With a recent executive order, the President of the United States continued the efforts of the previous administration to improve the U.S.'s cybersecurity capabilities and protections.
United States
7 Jun 2017
When Smart Goes Bad: Why Internet Security Does Not Just Refer To Computers
A growing trend in the consumer electronics industry is the use of so-called "smart" devices — electronics that use wi-fi connections to allow them to be controlled remotely over the internet.
United States
19 Oct 2016
Securing Assent: The Internet Twist Of Electronic Contracts
If any area of the law could be shielded from the all-consuming influence of the Internet, it ought to be the age-old law of contracts.
United States
19 Oct 2016
FTC Sets New Standard For Mobile App Location Tracking – Indirectly
If you have wondered how users' physical locations can be tracked when they use mobile devices, a new white paper explains the process.
United States
16 Sep 2016
Higher Ed Faces ADA Challenges Over Accessibility Of University Websites
Websites are vitally important to institutions of higher education for a variety of reasons. They serve as a real-time brochure for prospective students, provide important academic and administrative resources...
United States
9 Aug 2016
Is Encryption The Key To Your Data Security?
Encryption is a way of "scrambling" data in such a way that without a key to "unscramble" it (or decrypt it), the data is unreadable.
United States
25 Jul 2016
Trade Secrets Law In The Internet Age
The essential elements of a trade secret, under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act enacted by most states, and also under the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, are relatively simple: information used...
United States
8 Jul 2016
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