The Week In Internet Law: Assets, TPP, PIPCU, Putin & More!

August 22, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Every Friday, we take a summary look at the most entertaining and important Internet law news of the week. Today, we cover Delaware's new "digital assets" law, Google's new "kid accounts", TPP developments, Putin's latest Internet law maneuver and more.

The Week In Defamation: #richpeopleproblems, Beck, Ford & More!

August 22, 2014 at 3:00 am

defamation law
Check out the latest, greatest and most entertaining defamation news for the last two weeks. It's Friday, so we keep the legalese to a minimum and the focus is fun!

FTC Mobile Payment App Report Summary: Disclosures & Ask More Questions!

August 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm

FTC marketing news update
For months, the Federal Trade Commission has been researching, testing and investigating various mobile payment apps and plugins. This is the summary of their findings and explains the new laws regarding mobile payment apps and plugins.

Impersonating Someone On The Internet: Legal or Defamatory?

August 20, 2014 at 3:00 am

Is it legal or illegal to impersonate someone on the Internet? Is it OK to create a fake Twitter or Facebook account for the purposes of satire or parody? We'll answer these questions -- plus a few more about online defamation.

Online Trade Libel 101: What It Is, What It’s Not & How To Fight It

August 18, 2014 at 11:17 am

One of the most prevalent forms of Internet defamation is online trade libel -- business competitors looking to get a market advantage by way of negative postings strategically placed on consumer review websites.

Doctor Defamation: Orthopedic Surgeon v. Chiropractor

August 13, 2014 at 11:30 am

A surgeon in Illinois is not taking a sideline conversation at a local high school football game slide. Instead, he's suing a local chiropractor over the incident. It's a classic doctor defamation debacle. We'll go over the facts of the case, then proffer possible outcomes.

Text Message Defamation: Can A Text Message Be Legally Libelous?

August 12, 2014 at 3:00 am

mobile device legal issues
Can a test or SMS message be libelous and threatening? Is text message defamation even possible? We answer those questions and a few others.

Yelp Defamation: Lawyer Blasted For Asking Out A Client?

August 11, 2014 at 3:00 am

Another Yelp defamation case has hit headlines. This time around, an attorney is suing a former would-be client for making accusations on his Yelp page.