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Stealth Lawyer: Chieh Huang, Social Games Developer
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Stealth Lawyer: Scott Jordan, Co-Founder of Scottevest
Top 3 Concerns in Data Security
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As technology continues to evolve, so do the ways in which patients and healthcare providers obtain information pertaining to medical products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Thomas Abrams, Director of...more
A lot can be misconstrued in the silent world of the Internet. While online technology has changed the communications paradigm, it also has resulted in bad information, embarrassing typos, factual errors and malfeasance....more
..A Gallup survey found that a majority of Americans do not turn to social media when making purchasing decisions — but the survey appears to be flawed in several respects, especially because the information was gathered 18...more
In two separate guidances, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises prescription drug and device manufacturers on its "current thinking" on advertising through space-constrained social media (e.g., Twitter) and on the...more
Here Today, Still Here Tomorrow: FTC Settles With Snapchat -
Now you see it … and now it’s still there.
Mobile messaging app Snapchat went with a catchier slogan, promising consumers that pictures and videos...more
Database marketing outsourcing is a strategic transaction for retailers. This type of outsourcing can facilitate the integration of diverse marketing channels e.g., web, social media, catalog and in-store sales) and enable...more
SB 1177, the Student Online Privacy Protection Act was recently introduced in the California legislature. This is a bad bill for the private educational industry, and ultimately for parents and students. It would drastically...more
On January 14, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (Agency) published a long-awaited draft guidance entitled Fulfilling Regulatory Requirements for Postmarketing Submissions of Interactive Promotional Media for...more
Industry Canada released its final regulations to Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) on December 4, 2013.
Bottom line: Canada’s new anti-spam law will take effect on July 1, 2014, and it includes significant...more
Operators of Internet websites and online services, online applications or mobile applications (online media) will be prohibited from targeting minors with advertisements for goods that a minor cannot legally purchase and...more
On July 1st of this year, new amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule (COPPA Rule) came into effect, with perhaps the most pronounced changes being the expansion of COPPA to apply to geolocation...more
Responsive Design for Law Firm Websites – 10 Questions Answered (part 1)
It’s been a few months since I spoke at the 2013 Legal Marketing Association conference in Las Vegas. My talk was about the new mobile website...more
A report released by Forrester Research showing more people than ever are using social media to find websites has been garnering a lot of attention among marketers. For lovers of social networks, the data confirms what they...more
Back in January of this year I attended the New Media Expo (NMX) in Las Vegas. During this three day event I heard a lot of great speakers, but one stood out from the crowd – Jay Baer....more
Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act (CDA) promotes the free flow of information on the internet. The statute seeks to ensure that website operators and other interactive computer services are not hampered by lawsuits...more
Social media gets a lot of buzz these days. Most conversations presume a strong rationale for engaging in social media channels. The conversations seem to jump past whether it makes sense and instead argues for engaging in...more
On today’s episode of the JDBlogger Podcast I interview entrepreneur and ABA author Jeff Lantz. Jeff is the founder and CEO of Esquire Interactive a company dedicated to helping attorneys market their law practice. Prior to...more
Each direct selling company has its own rules about what distributors can say and do on the internet. It is common for MLM companies to closely guard their trademark(s) and the company has the right to regulate the usage of...more
Originally published in The National Law Journal on March 4, 2013
In the movie Rudy, we get to know a young man with all the ambition in the world to play football for the University of Notre Dame. He is...more
The ‘wild west’ nature of the Internet is creating a tough environment for businesses relying on word of mouth marketing (WOMM). While this is a challenge that generally impacts consumer product companies, recent findings...more
Originally published in The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on January 15, 2013.
Positive press is not always guaranteed, even for marquee players covered widely in both the regional and national sports media. That’s why...more
After looking at the most popular posts from 2012 in our last edition, today we look at what are likely going to be the big trends for 2013 in internet and marketing law. ...more
Why People are Careless about Internet Privacy -
If you are like me, you have probably wondered why people choose to share so much about themselves and their families on Facebook. Why do people treat the social media...more
On September 21, the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) released a speech entitled “Financial Promotions: Keeping Connected and Compliant” delivered by Clive Gordon, FSA’s Head of Conduct Risk. The speech highlighted...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court’s finding that defendant had violated a consent decree entered into with the Federal Trade Commission in which defendant had agreed to clearly and...more
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