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, intellectual property, startup and defamation law. If you have a topic you'd like us to cover, send in a suggestion!
One of the more common types of professional defamation lawsuits is doctor v. doctor defamation cases. And more often than not, professional medical libel suits stem from a malpractice lawsuit. This blog post is a case study of a semi-recent doctor defamation lawsuit. We’ll review the case, then go over what one has to prove to win a professional defamation lawsuit.Read »
A copyright battle is a-brewing in Hollywood. It’s the battle of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers versus a parody producing director. The situation raises questions about fair use as it relates to famous franchises. A since one party issued a DMCA take down notice, it’s also a good study in online copyright law.Read »
California welcomed 2015 with a slew of new online privacy laws. If you run a commercial website – or otherwise collect personal data about users – there’s a good chance you’re beholden to California’s online privacy laws. But why? You don’t operate out of California, right? Wrong. California’s online privacy laws aren’t only for websites Read MoreRead »
What is the main difference between United States and Canadian online defamation law? Click through to find out.Read »
In this post you’ll find: Is Yelp scamming businesses via their advertising model? “Next step” advice for people who are dealing with a negative review on Yelp! Dear FTC: Is Yelp Scamming Businesses or Not? “Yelp! (“Yelp”) is a pay-for-play sham!” For years, that was the word on the digital street. So, the Federal Trade Read MoreRead »
Do non-U.S. companies have to follow rules and regulations laid out by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission? If a company is selling a product or service that U.S. residents can buy, then said business is beholden to FTC regulations. This blog post is about a Chinese company that may have to pay a huge fine for COPPA violations.Read »