Category Archives: Internet Law

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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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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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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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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Online Copyright Showdown: The Google MPAA Feud

What is the deal with the Google MPAA feud anyway? Why are the two parties always fighting and lobbing barely veiled criticisms? And why did Google just sue the state of Mississippi because of the MPAA?

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COPPA Update: Cleaner Language & Safe Harbor Programs

The FTC has updated COPPA rules and regulations. In this post, we summarize the latest COPPA changes. For your convenience, we did it in bullet-point form for quick and easy reading.

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I Can’t Afford A Lawsuit. (Not So Fast! Maybe You Can.)

I can’t afford a lawyer!Maybe you can – with a little help from your “Internet friends.”Take Roy Ngerng Yi Ling, for example. A Singaporean blogger, Ling landed on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s naughty-list for accusing the big wig of “criminal misappropriation of public funds” and is now facing a defamation lawsuit.So, where does a Read More

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Arizona Revenge Porn Bill Aims High, Deemed Flaccid by Law Expert

In an attempt to quell revenge porn, The Arizona legislator has proposed a new law — House Bill 2515. The bipartisan bill aims to make illegal to “knowingly disclose, display, distribute, publish, advertise, or offer a photograph, videotape, film or digital recording or other reproduction of another person in a state of nudity or engaged Read More

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COPPA Parental Consent: A Legalese-Free Legal Guide

IN THIS ARTICLE: Allowable COPPA parental consent methods The FTC approved a new consent option for the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act New COPPA parental consent method is based on knowledge-based authentication KBA method beat out new “social-graphing” authentication method Attention companies covered under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act: The FTC approved a new Read More

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Canadian Online Marketing Regulations FAQ

What is the Canadian Competition Bureau? The Canadian Competition Bureau is an Independent law enforcement agency that monitors Canadian online marketing regulations. The Competition Bureau is responsible for the administration and enforcement of: Competition Act Consumer Packaging and Labeling Act Textile Labeling Act Precious Metals Marketing Act What law governs Canadian online marketing regulations? Canada’s Read More

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