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You've found your way to the original Kelly / Warner Internet law blog. Each month, we review cases of interest to online businesses and entrepreneurs. Sometimes, we dole out legal tips regarding online fraud, unfair competition, startup legalities, marketing, business, intellectual property and defamation.

Feb
01
2016
Internet Law Blog: 2016 Faical Recognition COPPA changes

COPPA Lawyers Explains 2016 Imaging Technology Update

Beep! Beep! Make way for a caravan of “COPPA Cassandras.” The Federal Trade Commission approved a new Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) verification process. And you know what that means: children’s advocacy groups are sounding alarms. What’s the latest COPPA complaint? In short: “Tricky kids are tricky – tricky enough to weasel their way Read More

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Jan
12
2016
Internet law blog: hyperlink issues

European Commission Hyperlink Controversy

By now, you’ve probably heard the hype: “The European Commission [EC] is about to ruin the Internet by making people pay for hyperlinks!” But you can relax. Per usual, the cautionary bark is likely more threatening than the potential, actual bite. Despite the headlines, the chance of European officials turning links into toll booths are Read More

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Jan
11
2016
sue over a meme

Can You Successfully Sue Over A Meme?

Opining about online harassment is the new black. Media outlets – from the respectable to the tawdry – have rhapsodized about cyberbullying’s effect on society, and part of the conversation has focused on a 21st-century phenomenon – “the graphic meme.” Some folks say memes are a matter of free speech; other people believe they’re noxious Read More

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Dec
02
2015
news aggregation law

Online News Aggregation: Is It On Its Way Out?

Will it soon be illegal to aggregate news links? Some people think so – including Matt Drudge – founder of the right-wing news site, DrudgeReport.com. Are We Headed For a “Content Net Neutrality” Battle? For years, citizens, politicians and businesses have deliberated the pros and cons of so-called “net neutrality.” The main debate: Is it Read More

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Nov
05
2015
Internet Law Blog: Google Adwords Legalities

Can Someone Else use my name in their Google Adwords Campaign?

“Can someone use my name – or my company’s name – in their Adwords campaign?” As a firm that focuses on Internet law issues, we hear that question – a lot. And some folks are surprised to learn that, on occasion, the answer is: “Maybe.” After all, as they say: Alls A whole lot is Read More

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May
21
2015
internet defamation case example

Internet Defamation Case Example: The CobbleBot Issue

CobbleBot is a Texas-based 3-D printer company. Recently, it battled a bout of consumer backlash. But was the backlash defamatory?

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