The provider of the immensely popular “Brightest Flashlight Free” mobile app for Android reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over charges that it collected sensitive personal information, including...more
Contractual provisions giving a website operator the unilateral right to change its end user terms of service are ubiquitous and appear in the online terms of many major social media sites and other websites, including...more
Although the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act frequently has been described as extremely broad in reach, it's also important to recognize its limitations.
One of the most substantive, sweeping limitations involves...more
Social networking, photos sharing, and cloud storage web sites contain language in their terms and conditions which grants the site owner a license to any items uploaded on the site. Depending on the site, the license may be...more
In This Issue:
- Social Media And The Employment Relationship
- Wage And Hour Considerations
- Discrimination Laws
- Protected Activity Laws
- Applicant Screening...more
Earlier this month, Judge William Alsop of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed a proposed class action lawsuit against Instagram....more
My cell phone rings at 6:30 on a Friday evening. It's the CEO of a client company and she is panicked. Hysterical. It turns out she was doing some "old-fashioned" investigating by performing Google searches on herself and the...more
In this presentation:
- Apps! A Mobile Revolution
- But, What Exactly Is an App?
- Apps vs. Websites: A Primer
- Legal Considerations
- Why Does IP Ownership Matter?
- Creation of...more
By now, you have probably read the uproar caused by Instagram’s proposed change to the terms of service this week. On Monday, Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, added the following...more
US companies seeking to enforce intellectual property rights against Canadians face certain challenges. First, a US company would commence a lawsuit in a US court, and must serve the Canadian person or entity in Canada....more
In a Facebook app called “SuperPoke! Pets”, players adopted virtual pets and acquired or purchased virtual currency to buy things for their virtual pets. As one of the first Facebook apps, the game took off in popularity...more