Kelly / Warner Internet Law Blog

Welcome to the Kelly / Warner law blog. Each week, we post reviews and analysis of recent and significant lawsuits, in addition to opinions and general legal advice related to Internet, unfair competition, marketing, business / startup, intellectual property, eSports, and defamation law. If you have a topic you'd like us to cover, send in a suggestion!

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Online Gaming Threats: Chat Ultraviolence Leads To Jail

What could happen if you threaten someone during online game-play?

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China's new online marketing Law

China Has A New Online Marketing Law

Are you doing business in China? Yes? Take two minutes to read about the country’s new online marketing law.

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Internet Law Blog: Pokemon legalities

The All-In-One Lowdown On Pokémon Go Lawsuits & Marketing Legalities

In this post we’ll talk about the different types of Pokemon Go lawsuits popping up across the country, plus go over legalities associated with Pokemon Go marketing efforts.

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Internet Law: Online Review Defamation

Online Review Defamation: A Client Lied About Your Business. Now What?

Protecting your online reputation can be as difficult as winning the Tour de France…clean. So, what can businesses do when faced with online review defamation? Let’s take a look. First, ask yourself: “Is the review accurate?” This can be the hardest step. If the review is negative but true, the chances of remedying the situation … Continue reading Online Review Defamation: A Client Lied About Your Business. Now What?

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Internet Law Blog: virus spoofing

Internet Law 101: Virus Spoofing Can Cost Millions

Is virus spoofing against Internet law regulations? You bet your spam it is. The consequences for getting caught? The FTC could force you to fork over millions, which has the power to extinguish an operation. What Is Virus Spoofing? It’s tricking someone into thinking that they’re computer is infected with a virus. Spoofers typically dispatch … Continue reading Internet Law 101: Virus Spoofing Can Cost Millions

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Valve Pulls Plug on Skins Trading, Leaving Industry Up In Air

What is the future of e-sports skin trading? We’ll discuss Valve’s recent decision to disassociate with certain sites and the legal ramifications after the jump.

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eSports lawyer blog post

ESports Lawyer Talks Contract Considerations & Protecting Players’ Rights

Lucky you! It’s 2016 and “professional gamer” is a legitimate profession. With high-dollar prizes, endorsement deals, sponsorship and streaming opportunities, pro-gaming is officially a booming industry where elite players make bank — just like non-digital professional athletes. However, getting to the top takes considerable work and business savvy. Skills are paramount, but you also have … Continue reading ESports Lawyer Talks Contract Considerations & Protecting Players’ Rights

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Internet Law Blog: Yelp Defamation Removal

Yelp Defamation: Is The Site Required To Remove Defamatory Reviews?

Yelp! (“Yelp”) isn’t happy. A California judge ordered the review site to remove a defamatory posting. Yelp, for its part, felt the decision defied Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and appealed — but lost. Will the ruling affect future Yelp defamation claims? Will business owners be helped or hurt by this turn of … Continue reading Yelp Defamation: Is The Site Required To Remove Defamatory Reviews?

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Internet law blog: shopify and stripe

Shopify and Stripe: Account Troubleshooting and Legal Advice

Let’s take a few minutes to review the Shopify and Stripe alliance. We’ll: Go over some background info about both companies; Examine a few issues, like the prohibited businesses list; and End with some solutions for commonly reported merchant challenges. Shopify and Stripe At A Glance Shopify’s Origin Story Several years ago, some Canadian snowboarding … Continue reading Shopify and Stripe: Account Troubleshooting and Legal Advice

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Internet Law blog: esports contracts

eSports Law 101: Contract Advantages and Legal Agreements

State of the eSports Union: The Economic Forecast Is Exceptionally Favorable Interested in eSports? Well then check out these facts and figures: Last year, every month, more than 90 million gamers logged onto Twitch, a streaming arena where fans can live chat with other spectators while watching eSport matches. (It’s the 21st century equivalent of … Continue reading eSports Law 101: Contract Advantages and Legal Agreements

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Internet Law Blog: Supplement Marketing

A Crash Course In Dietary Supplement Law For Online Marketers

Do you sell or market dietary supplements? If yes, are you sure you know all the rules?

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Internet Law Blog: 5-hour Energy dietary supplement law case study

Dietary Supplement Law: Court Rules That Re-seller Is Counterfeiter

A ruling will likely impact future dietary supplement lawsuits involving counterfeit claims. A judge awarded the makers of 5-Hour Energy — an over-the-counter drink you’ve probably seen at Walgreens or CVS — over $20 million dollars after third-party distributors took liberties with the brand’s messaging and labeling. Anyone involved in the sale or marketing of … Continue reading Dietary Supplement Law: Court Rules That Re-seller Is Counterfeiter

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