Kelly / Warner Law Blog

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

Hey Tech Startups! Ever Think About Basing Your Business In Estonia?

November 19, 2014 at 2:54 pm


Estonia is wired. Even the nation’s woodlands are WIFI enabled. And now they are looking to attract online businesses to their digital shores. Could you benefit from an Estonian business registration? Click through to find out.

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Facebook Cyberbullying Case Study & Legal Information

November 17, 2014 at 8:00 am


Does it make sense to file a defamation lawsuit to combat Facebook cyberbullying? One young girl and her family are testing the waters by suing two of her classmates for online libel over a bullying Facebook page. Will she win?

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Online Trade Libel Case Study: Web Development Firms v. SMBs

November 17, 2014 at 4:00 am

U.S. Gov involved in private defamation lawsuit

Web marketing firms are often the target of terrible online reviews. Why? Because the rules are constantly changing, and the nebulous nature of search engine optimization is tough to explain to someone forking over hard-earned money.

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Domain Name Trademark Law: You Can’t Hold A Trademarked Domain Hostage

November 13, 2014 at 4:00 am


What are the basics of domain name trademark law? If I happen to own a URL trademarked by another party, do I have to give it up for free? We’ll explore these Internet law questions in this case study blog post involving the WWE and an independent domain name marketer.

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Business Owners’ Guide to Defamation Lesson #1: Facebook Boycott Defamation

November 4, 2014 at 4:00 am

Facebook Internet Law

You’re a business owner — an entrepreneur that relies on favorable online press. And then one day the unthinkable happens, someone makes a Facebook boycott page against your company or you. Can you get it taken down? What are your legal options? Click through to find out.

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Month In Internet Law: Privacy, Internet Copyright, Revenge Porn & More!

November 3, 2014 at 4:33 pm


Every month, here at Kelly / Warner Law, we review the most entertaining and significant Internet law news and happenings of the past 30 days. This month, we’ve got a cornucopia of summaries. We’re covering everything from the latest revenge porn arrests to the leaked TPP agreement — plus a whole lot more. If you’re in business online, this is a must read.

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The Month In Defamation Law: Kesha, Bag Men & More!

November 3, 2014 at 6:00 am


Every month, we take a look back at the most entertaining, significant and humorous defamation law happenings of the last 30 days. This month, we’ve got a boatload of celebrity defamation suits, a handful of business libel cases and even a story about parents who may be held responsible for their kid’s defamatory Facebook posting. Jump in to learn more.

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The Month In FTC Online Business Law: October 2014

October 31, 2014 at 6:00 am

FTC marketing news update

It’s that time of the month again — time to take a look back at what the Federal Trade Commission has been up to in terms of online businesses and Internet marketing. Bitcoin companies under fire; Goldman warns of impending “Instagram freebie” crackdown; and is the king of trivia, Trebek, in trouble with the FTC?

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