Internet Law

05Jul 2018
Internet Domains

We recently wrote about the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and how it might affect your business operations.  You may recall that the main focus of the GDPR is the protection of personal data and digital privacy. If you offer products and services to EU citizens or collect, use, or share personal information […]

10May 2018
gavel of justice

If your company collects, controls or processes information that can be used to identify an individual resident of the EU, either directly or indirectly, then the EU considers that you are subject to the GDPR regardless of where your company is located.  The identifying data may include, among other things, names, birthdates, addresses, e-mail and […]

03May 2018
The-Top-Computer-Companies-In

In April 2016, the European Union (“EU”) enacted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You may ask, I’m a U.S. business so why should I care.  It may be obvious but the United States is the EU’s largest trading partner.  You may think that Europe is a far away place but any regulation that affects […]

18Jan 2018
Internet Domains

An Israeli landlord places an online ad for an apartment and obtains a response from an interested renter.  According to reports, the renter wrote (original in Hebrew): Based upon several follow-up communications, the landlord removes his online advertisement. A few days later, the would-be renters disappear. What’s a landlord to do? He’s a businessman so […]

29May 2015
uploading photos

There are many misconceptions about posting images on web sites and social media. They range from believing everything online is free-for-the-taking to assuming that if you give attribution of ownership to an image, you’re not infringing someone’s copyright. These assumptions are just plain wrong. Just ask anybody who’s received a cease and desist letter and […]

30Sep 2014
Internet Domains

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick (“LWH”) recently scored another success against domainer, Marchex, Inc.  Here’s some background. Domainers – those who speculate in domain names – set up web sites for purposes of selling a domain or obtaining pay-per-click revenues. When the domain is identical or similar to another company’s trademark, trademark owners will attempt to […]

28Jun 2014
Courtroom

A cyber security firm called Norse maintains what it claims to be a dynamic, real-time map of cyber attacks as they happen, showing cities of origin and targets.  The first thing you’ll do after viewing this constantly-changing map is update your security software.  The second is to clean the cobwebs out of your filing cabinet. […]

30Mar 2014
TM is for trademarks

You may recall that we reported about “one of the biggest changes in the Domain Name System” was about to be implemented by ICANN, which was introducing hundreds of new top level domains that could “end with almost any word in any language.”  So, instead of such dependable and familiar domains like “nike.com” and “nikon.com”, […]