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States Further Attempt to Protect Minors' Privacy Online

Following the adoption of a California law protecting minors under the age of 18 online, Delaware has now introduced House Bill 261, which would add a new section called the Child Online Protection Act to Title 6 of the...more

An Analysis Of Physician Compare Website

The rise of consumer-driven health care passed a milestone on Feb. 21, when, for the first time, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, posted on its Physician Compare website performance scores on quality...more

Are websites legally responsible for content posted by their users?  [Video]

Phoenix Business law firm Jaburg Wilk's Intellectual Property attorney Maria Crimi Speth discusses websites legal responsibilities. For more information visit www.jaburgwilk.com....more

FTC v. Jerk.com: Did the FTC’s “Jerk.com” Complaint Just Turn API Terms into Federal Law?

The Federal Trade Commission’s announcement earlier this week that it had filed a complaint against Jerk, LLC and its websites like “jerk.com” (“Jerk”) looks at first glance like a run-of-the-mill FTC Section 5 enforcement...more

FFIEC Advises Banks On Website, ATM Cyber Attacks

On April 2, the FFIEC advised financial institutions that distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on a financial institution’s public websites present operational and reputation risks. If coupled with attempted fraud, a...more

Jerked Around? Did the FTC’s “Jerk.com” Complaint Just Turn API Terms Into Federal Law?

The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) announcement earlier this week that it had filed a complaint against Jerk, LLC and its websites like “jerk.com” (“Jerk”) looks at first glance like a run-of-the-mill FTC Section 5...more

Stringent actions against terminals connecting to gambling websites

Gaming laws banning gaming terminals (the so called “totem“) located in public places connecting to online gaming platforms and relative criminal sanctions have been stressed by the Italian regulator in a strong move against...more

CFPB launching community financial education project

The CFPB has announced that it plans to launch a new Community Financial Education Project in which it will work with public libraries across the country to help them provide free financial information and referrals. The...more

No surprises as CJEU upholds website blocking injunctions

The Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJEU) last week upheld the system of website blocking injunctions in place in Austria, following a reference from the Austrian Supreme Court in the case of UPC Telekabel v...more

Google Wants Clear, Comprehensible Content

Quality standards are definitely a large part of a search engine optimization (SEO) strategy. So, what do you do to boost the quality of technical or speciality legal content? It can be a struggle to aim your writing well....more

Airport Restaurant Service Provider Seeks to Ground Hijacked URL

OTG Management, LLC (“OTG”), seeks to enjoin unnamed defendants from anonymously continuing “a misleading uniform resource locator (“URL”) and corresponding email services,” posing as an OTG employee and using OTG service...more

Fannie Mae Launches Online Selling Guide

This week, Fannie Mae began providing access to an online version of its single-family Selling Guide through its corporate website. Fannie Mae believes this online version will be easier to navigate and will allow for...more

Can lawyers add a keyword to their Google Places profile title? Yes... with restrictions.

The latest change to Google Places was announced last week, and the update is sparking some consternation. Could this latest update to Google’s quality guidelines open the door to spam? The update was made to clarify how...more

Legally Compliant Online Promotions - Doing Online Promotions Without Getting Sued

In This Presentation: - User Generated Content ..What, Me Worry? What could go wrong with UGC? - The Communications Decency Act ..Section 230 - The DMCA ..Safe Harbor - Sweepstakes, Contests and...more

Australia Changes Privacy Act to Apply to Foreign Websites

Effective March 12, 2014, Australia will adopt new legislation which will require compliance by Canadian businesses that have a website and collect personal information from Australians, or have an Australian link. Software...more

OFCCP Updates Website With Resources For Section 503 Compliance

OFCCP recently updated its website with additional information for contractors to assist with their compliance with the final rule issued under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act. The information addresses recruiting...more

The Disappearing Homepage. Traffic is down 17% on homepages of law firm websites.

Traditionally, a website’s homepage has been treated like a book’s cover. When designing a website, marketers imagine that most of a website’s visitors will pass through the homepage en route to their destination. This is...more

Judicial Notice of FDA Website Documents Can Be a Powerful Lever in a Medical Device Manufacturer’s Motion to Dismiss

A motion to dismiss can be a powerful tool in the hands of medical device companies to eliminate cases that should be dismissed from the outset on preemption grounds, before engaging in costly discovery. Oftentimes, however,...more

Consumer Rights Directive: Significant implications for online businesses with effect from 13 June 2014

The EU Consumer Rights Directive (2011/83/EC) will bring into effect, from 13 June 2014, significant changes to German consumer rights. The aim of the Directive is to standardise national legislation across member states,...more

Svensson – When is it OK to link to third party content?

Until last week, no one really knew for sure what the law thought about people including links to a third party’s copyright-protected content on their websites. Would a text-only hyperlink link potentially infringe copyright?...more

The FTC Means It: Another Safe Harbor Enforcement Action

No doubt about it: the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is serious about taking action against companies that misrepresent their U.S.-EU Safe Harbor certification status. On February 11, 2014, the FTC announced that...more

JDB 043: Strategy Session – Inside the Website Redesign of Skibalaw.com

Recently I redesigned my law firm website. If you have been through the process of launching a website or even redesigning a website you know that it can be a long and tedious process, much like building a house (okay, not...more

Ninth Circuit Asks California Supreme Court to Decide in GLAD v. CNN Whether State Disabled Persons Act’s “Public Accommodations”...

Court Also Holds Failure to Closed-Caption Online Videos is Not Intentional Discrimination Under State Unruh Civil Rights Act, and that Website Decisions Whether to Caption Occur in Furtherance of First Amendment Rights Under...more

Delaware Court of Chancery Grants Summary Judgment in Favor of Defendants with Respect to Acquisition of Answers.com

On February 3, 2014, Vice Chancellor John Noble of the Delaware Court of Chancery granted summary judgment in favor of defendants, dismissing a class action lawsuit arising out the acquisition of Answers Corporation (Answers)...more

Recent Ruling May Put Dent In Ability of Government to Seize Domain Names

A November 2013 ruling from the United States District Court in a bankruptcy case may create an obstacle for a tactic increasingly popular among federal prosecutors – the seizure of a defendant company’s domain name....more

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