The Kelly / Warner Internet Law Blog: Case Studies & Legal News

Thanks for checking out our Internet law blog. Each week, we post summary reviews of newsworthy cases, in addition to opinions and general legal advice related to Internet, unfair competition, marketing, business / startup, intellectual property, eSports, and defamation law. Do you have a topic you'd like us to cover? Send in a suggestion!

Blacklisting Alibaba: What Does It All Mean?

The U.S. Trade Representative’s office chucked Alibaba back onto the notorious markets list. So, what does that mean for SMBs?

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Amazon Waging War On Knockoffs

Amazon announced plans to beef up its anti-counterfeiting efforts. Click through for a summary of the plan.

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The Consumer Review Fairness Act

Click for a summary of the Consumer Review Fairness Act.

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Homeopathic Marketing Guidelines: FTC Rules

The FTC issues new homeopathic marketing guidelines. This is a summary of the commission’s new policy.

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Amazon Esports Tournament Show

Amazon is embracing esports. On December 2, the online retailer, along with eSports Productions, hosted a casual gaming competition, which live-streamed on Twitch. The occasion marked Amazon’s inaugural foray as tournament host. The Champions of Fire Invitational: Amazon Esports Casual Gaming Event Sixteen game streaming celebrities gathered in Vegas for The Champions of Fire Invitational. … Continue reading Tonight: Amazon Esports Tournament Highlights Show

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eBay Defamation Case Study: Jeweler v. Buyer

This post is about an eBay defamation case currently making its way through Idaho’s courts. Our firm, Kelly / Warner, doesn’t represent either side. However, we do work with folks in similar situations. If you’re here to read about a customer review defamation case, keep scrolling. If you’re struggling with an online reputation issue, Kelly … Continue reading eBay Defamation Case Study: Jeweler v. Buyer

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DMCA Safe Harbor Deadline 12/31/2016

Online service providers must complete an online registration, by Dec. 31, 2016, to stay current in the DMCA Safe Harbor program.

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Social Media Marketing Maven: Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen takes social media marketing work seriously, and knows a thing or two about FTC compliance. Kudos, Chrissy!

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Daniel Warner Wins Defamation Appeal

Attorney Daniel Warner won an online trade libel appeals claim in Arizona.

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Will Trump Crush The Ecommerce Market?

Will Trump’s promise to implement a 45% tariff on Chinese goods hurt ecommerce businesses?

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Ebook Business Update: Discount-For-Review Exemptions, Pricing Wars

Amazon has a new new review policy and the pricing war between print and digital publishers continues.

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Holiday FBA Legal News: Projections, Prime, and Pirates

A quick news brief for FBA sellers and marketers. Topics: Holiday shopping, China Prime, and counterfeiting.

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