The right clickwrap agreement will protect your assets and business better than a standard contract; it also allows for higher profit potential. I Want One » Certain clickwrap, browserwrap and sign-in wrap agreements may soon be under legal fire. Anyone using -- or considering using...
Remember the Ashley Madison data breach scandal? Well, the website’s parent company may have secured an $11.2 million online class action settlement. The Infamous Ashley Madison Online Data Breach Scandal In 2015, hackers unsheathed 36 million accounts on the infamous extra-marital dating site AshleyMadison.com. The...
Can I post online reviews of my products? The answer: Only if you prominently disclose your connection to the product. It’s against FTC rules to litter the Internet with phony product reviews that appear impartial but aren't. Officials regularly execute fake review stings. In fact,...
Online privacy is becoming a major state’s rights issue. Illinois lawmakers are well on their way to passing a digital data privacy law, and now it looks like Maine is following in The Prairie State’s footsteps. Maine’s New Online Privacy Bill A bipartisan proposal marshaled...
The FTC may score a win, courtesy of the Ninth Circuit. The bench opted to revisit the FTC’s case against AT&T for allegedly throttling customer data. Technology law circles are buzzing about this case because if the judges rule in favor of AT&T, the decision...
Online platforms that feature user-generated content filtered by moderators may have to find other ways to police content if a paparazzo emerges victorious in a current Internet law case. Do Moderators Disqualify Websites From DMCA Shields? The suit at the center is Mavrix Photographs, LLC...
Is There A Marketing Loophole When It Comes To Up-Voting Amazon Reviews? The ever-evolving nature of online business is a source of both excitement and exasperation for entrepreneurs. Boundaries are repeatedly being pushed -- sometimes pitting pioneers against the proverbial “powers that be.” Take, for...
Federal lawmakers clobbered the FCC’s digital data disclosure law, but Illinois representatives are nursing a version of it back to health. A digital data privacy measure, if ratified, the Right to Know Act would require most websites and social media platforms to disclose what user...
Do you want to be held responsible for other people's intellectual property missteps? No? Then register for the DMCA Safe Harbor program at dmca.copyright.gov by December 31, 2016. People who previously registered by mail must re-register using the online system. Need help? Contact Kelly /...
When she’s not lip sync battling, Chrissy Teigen apparently ponders social media marketing mysteries! Recently, the brand influencer Twitter-shared some musings about FTC advertising compliance. We learned: Chrissy Teigen is serious about her online marketing work and keeps up-to-date with FTC regulations. We say, “Good...
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