Online purveyor of pro-paramour lifestyles, AshleyMadison.com, encouraged users to “have an affair,” because “life is short.” Well, the company’s lifespan may now be in jeopardy thanks to a possible litigation tsunami heading its way. Who can exposed Ashley Madison users sue? The website or the...
When Google is faced with a court order compelling the removal of a defamatory web page from its index, do you think Google should: Not remove the link at all, because doing so is sliding down a slippery anti-free-speech slope?Remove the link, but only from...
Below is a summary of an app developer v. app developer lawsuit. Anyone interested in tech lawsuits will find it informative. If you’ve landed here in search of an app developer lawyer, head here. APUS Group is an app development startup. Cheetah Mobile Inc. is...
Are fake news sites legal or illegal? If an affiliate uses phony “news style” sites to promote products, are you responsible for the content? We'll answer these questions by discussing a recent fake news lawsuit. Online Marketing Regulations and Guidelines Online advertisers are beholden to...
They’re heeerrrreeee….. Ladies and gents, we’re entering a new era of the Internet. For some time now, we’ve been freed from boring, generic top-level domains, like .com, .net, .org and .biz. Now, we can feast on spicy gTLDs, like .tv and .[your hometown]. And things...
Cybersquatting cases are making a comeback! And this time around, the stakes are higher. Instead of holding domains ransom for a big pay day, today’s cybersquatters are using stolen domains for more nefarious means. Is Cybersquatting Legal? To set the record straight: cybersquatting is a...
An actress is trying to get a video, in which she performed, taken down from YouTube;Discussion of “fixation” as it relates to Internet intellectual property law; andContact information for an cyberlaw attorney. In a recent blog post, Eric Goldman deconstructed Garcia v. Google – a...
Can websites track you and your behavior? Sure can. Online behavioral marketing (OBM) is commonplace, and most people now understand how cookies track Web activity. But increased use of OBM has also piqued consumer concerns. Who is doing the tracking? What information is being collected?...
Snapchat entered into a consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission for supposedly misleading users about data collection and inter-device privacy. Avoid the same outcome by making sure your apps and websites are outfitted with proper legal disclosures. Why Did The FTC Go After Snapchat?...
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is ready to ease up on certain Gramm-Leach-Bliley financial privacy rules for companies that don't share customer data with third-party vendors. The current rule: financial institutions that share customer data with third-party vendors must send annual hard-copy mailers (via snail...
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