William S. Galkin, Esq.

William Galkin manages GalkinLaw. Mr. Galkin has dedicated his legal practice to representing Internet, e-commerce, computer technology and new media businesses across the U.S. and around the world. He serves as a trusted adviser to both startup and multinational corporations on their core commercial transactions.

Recent Posts

WHEN EMAIL THREADS CAN BECOME BINDING CONTRACTS

It is important to be aware of how easy it is to unintentionally create a binding contract when communicating by email.

Email communications are the most common form of business communication. A large and critical portion of [...]

HOW TO “LEGALLY” MANAGE NEGATIVE CUSTOMER REVIEWS

You invest a lot of time, resources and money developing, operating and marketing your business, and building your good reputation in the market. Then someone, likely a disgruntled customer, posts a very negative review. You may [...]

THE STATE OF THE LAW ON DATA SCRAPING

LinkedIn pushed back – for now

Data is king on the Internet. Of course, real commerce does occur via the Internet in huge and increasing volumes and SaaS offerings are proliferating, but no matter what activities are occurring, [...]

NEGOTIATING LICENSE & SERVICES AGREEMENTS:Part 2–Data Breach Liability

In our cloud-centered business environment (which will only become all the more so), there are usually at least two potentially responsible parties to a data breach: (1) the business that provides services or products to [...]

WHEN SHOULD YOU REGISTER A COPYRIGHT?

I am often asked about copyright registrations and when is it worthwhile to register a copyright.

NEGOTIATING LICENSE AND SERVICES AGREEMENTS: Part 1 – Limitation of Liability Clauses

In many license and services agreement negotiations the last clause to be finalized is the limitation of liability clause. There’s good reason for this because at the end of the day, after all the details regarding obligations [...]

HOW LINKEDIN CAN UNDERMINE YOUR EMPLOYEE NON-SOLICITATION RESTRICTIONS

Without careful drafting, non-solicitation restrictions in your employment agreements can be easily undermined by an ex-employee’s use of LinkedIn and other social networks, as the two recent cases below demonstrate.

CLEARING YOUR DIGITAL ADVERTISING TO AVOID LIABILITY

Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent more than 90 letters to advertisers and influencers using Instagram reminding them of their obligations to disclose brand relationships in social media posts, in [...]

HOW NOT TO RUN A LEAD GENERATION BUSINESS: and avoid receiving a $104 million fine from the FTC

An examination of the steps leading up to the swift demise of one multi-million-dollar lead generation company exposes many lessons that should be quickly learned by others in this business.

THAT BABY WON’T BE DANCING AT THE SUPREME COURT – Due diligence obligations of copyright holders before sending a DMCA takedown notice

Lenz v. Universal Music Corp. represents 10 years of questionable effort on the part of the Electronic Frontier Foundation  (EFF) to curb an imagined potential for abuse by powerful copyright owners when sending takedown notices [...]

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