Kelly / Warner 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 and defamation law. If you have a topic you'd like us to cover, send in a suggestion!

cybersquatting case example

A New Way To Fight Cybersquatting?

Is it possible to sue a registrar for user cybersquatting? A recent ruling answers the question.

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WFOE China law proposal

New Law Could Decimate WFOE Tech Outfits Operating In China

A proposed finance law will have a major effect on tech WFOEs operating in China. Read to make sure you’re in the clear.

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paid online reviews lawsuit

Online Reviews: Amazon On The Warpath; Hunting Pay-For-Review Businesses

If you use paid reviews to market your product or company, you owe it to yourself to read this article. Amazon has launched a solid lawsuit against a paid review company.

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Internet law blog: facebook thuggin

Facebook Thuggin Is A Crime. Should It Be, Though?

Facebook thuggin IS a crime. And one woman in Virginia may be forced to spend some time behind bars over a Facebook post where she’s holding a gun.

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Internet law blog: are ad hashtags a must

Social Media Marketing Law #1: #Ad and #Sponsor

Do I have to use #ad or #sponsor hashtags when I pay people to promote something on social media? In this post we’ll review the basics of social media marketing law.

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Internet law blog: online marketing law advice

Are Fake News Sites Legal or Illegal?

A recent online marketing court ruling dramatically affects how affiliates and online marketers do business. If you’re one of the two, this article is must read.

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Internet law blog: yelp documentary on the way

"Billion Dollar Bully": A Critical Film About Yelp

Yelp: Is it is a scam or a cost-effective marketing tool? The makers of a new documentary called “Billion Dollar Bully” have tackled the question. Click through to read more about the film small business owners are eagerly waiting for.

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Internet law issue: .suck sites

Think Before You .SUCK

It’s been in the words for a few years, and it is finally happening — .suck is now an available generic top-level domain option. But before you .suck, learn about the legal limits of what you can — and should — say or do with such sites.

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employment defamation case example

Employment Defamation Example

Kelly / Warner often handles business, professional and employment defamation cases. This blog post is a case study about an employment libel lawsuit. We summarize the case and then go over the basics of how to win an employment defamation lawsuit.

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Internet law blog: twitter online harassment

Social Media’s Stand Against Revenge Porn

So-called “revenge porn” has become a huge problem — everywhere. So, in an effort to combat the problem, social media platforms, like Twitter, are taking a stand via their terms of service agreements.

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Law Blog: business defamation case study

Business Defamation Case Study: Battle of the Conglomerates

Two giant conglomerates are embroiled in a business v. business defamation lawsuit.

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Cybersquatting Cases: Criminal Domain Seizure

Cybersquatting crimes are making a comeback. Since the federal government passed the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act back during the dawn of the Web, things have been quiet on that front. But the current global climate has ushered in a new way of criminal cybersquatters.

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