Waldman: Stop Immunizing Websites That Allow Harassment
Are websites legally responsible for content posted by their users?
What should my company be aware of when launching a new website?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sex Doesn't Sell Enough to Avoid Bankruptcy
Law That Takes Effect Jan. 1 Requires Sharing Public Employee Pay Information Online -
Starting Jan. 1, local public agencies will be required to post information on the annual compensation of their elected officials,...more
USPTO Closed on December 26 -
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a notice today informing stakeholders that the Office will be closed on Friday, December 26, 2014. The notice indicated that December 26 will...more
Operators of social media platforms and other Web sites must manage a large number of risks resulting from their interactions with users. In an effort to maintain a...more
FCC Proposes Online Disclosures for Broadcast Contests -
The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a rule change that would allow broadcast stations to disclose on the Internet the material terms for contests...more
In This Issue:
- What’s in a Like?
- R.I.P.: The Facebook “Like” Gate
- Facebook Dislikes Fake Likes
- Privacy in the Cloud: A Legal Framework for Moving Personal Data to the Cloud
With paywalls and premium subscriptions finding only modest success, paid advertisements remain the primary means of generating revenue from online content. Native advertising has emerged as a leader in the competition for ad...more
Is the internet a place of public accommodation: a virtual town hall or a virtual shopping mall or a virtual movie theater? Courts still struggle with that....more
sing it with me now….
Five Golden Rules…….(well, five new privacy laws/requirements)
There are five significant new privacy laws/amendments that will be effective as of New Year’s Day — January 1, 2015 — and...more
Mobile Internet usage is predicted to grow faster in the next few years, making online or web based businesses great opportunities. A leading forecaster found that global mobile internet usage leapt from 14 percent to 25...more
The most significant development in the Internet space in recent years is the ongoing generic top-level domain (gTLD) expansion. (As a reminder, a TLD is what appears to the right of the "dot" in a domain name (i.e., .COM,...more
We have written previously regarding the pitfalls of online contract formation, including where website operators fail to implement website terms in a manner that requires users to expressly accept such terms. A recent...more
The Pa. Departments of Health and Insurance have established a website in an attempt to provide ongoing information and guidance regarding the termination of the Highmark...more
In order to get a trademark registered or maintain a registration, an example of use of the trademark (referred to by trademark nerds as a “specimen”) must be submitted to the US Trademark Office. Often trademark attorneys...more
Last month, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced the launch of myE-Verify—a new website for employees. Whereas E-Verify is used by employers, the myE-Verify website is intended to be one-stop shop for employees...more
In This Issue:
- Banks May Need to Take a Second Look at “Free” Checking Account Promotions
- Is Apple Pay in Your Future
- Marketing Agreements for Mortgage Services Require Care
In This Issue:
- Legal Considerations for Web Based Start-Ups
- California’s Water Anxiety Prompts Landmark Groundwater Legislation
- Points from the President
- Factor Beware: A Judgment Lien...more
In This Issue:
- Veterans Day: One WWII Vet Lives Long and Goes Tech
- The Skies Are Still Friendly, Despite Virgin Galactic Crash
- Cyberwarfare Is Here; Is the U.S. Prepared?
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") recently amended Regulation P, which requires – in connection with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act – that financial institutions provide an annual disclosure of their privacy...more
The chance of future DOJ investigations justifies companies’ reviews of customer-oriented websites and apps for accessibility.
As consumers continue to use the Internet and their smartphones for their shopping in...more
Starting on Jan. 1, 2015, California’s new “Minor Eraser” law goes into effect and allows minors in California to remove content or information that they have posted as a registered user on a website, online service, online...more
On November 12, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission announced that the District Court for the District of Columbia had entered preliminary injunctions against two debt sellers which, together, had improperly posted personal...more
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced a compliance review and subsequent settlement agreement with Ahold U.S.A. Inc. and Peapod, LLC – the owner and operator of peapod.com, an online grocery shopping website. The...more
It is well documented that companies now use social media for all kinds of communications, including “traditional” SEC disclosures. As the scope of the social media disclosures continues to expand, some companies are starting...more
California recently passed the Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (“SOPIPA” a.k.a. “so-peep’-ah”), which is the first state law to comprehensively address student privacy and will be effective January 1, 2016....more
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