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

ANOTHER COURT TAKES A SHOT AT FINDING AMAZON LIABLE AS A SELLER

Several recent suits have tried to find Amazon liable as a seller under state strict liability laws where defective products sold by third party merchants on Amazon have resulted in property damage or personal injury. So far the [...]

CREATING A BINDING CONTRACT VIA TEXT? Not so simple says NY court

A legally binding agreement is a meeting of the minds with sufficient detail to allow for enforcement of its terms. For instance, for a sale, you need price and quantity terms agreed.

The law views certain agreements as more [...]

FTC ACTIONS: IT’S ILLEGAL TO PROHIBIT NEGATIVE CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Good customer reviews are gold. Bad customer reviews are poison. The negative effect of bad customer reviews can be painful. The proper solution is to provide great products and services that garner good reviews. However, some [...]

JULY 1ST THE CALIFORNIA BOT LAW WENT INTO EFFECT

Bots, which provide automated processes, are well-known denizens of the Internet. What is not as well-known is when you are communicating with a human online or with a bot. As artificial intelligence progresses, being able to [...]

10 KEY ISSUES TO CONSIDER BEFORE LAUNCHING YOUR APP

All of the below issues should be considered and worked out early on. Sometimes, in the frenzy and thrill of developing a new business, it’s easy to overlook the “housekeeping” issues. However, dealing with these issues farther [...]

CUSTOMER REVIEWS: Staying on the Right Side of Legal

A key focus of e-commerce marketing focuses on customer reviews. Customer reviews might be the single most important factor considered by consumers when evaluating purchase options. Positive customer reviews can translate into [...]

OFFICE DEPOT AND BREACH OF THE PUBLIC TRUST

A scam requires victims who trust in the basic honesty of others. The more trustworthy the perpetrator appears, the larger is the pool of potential victims.

Following are the unbelievably contemptible facts alleged in the Federal [...]

THE LOWDOWN ON ELON MUSK’S EXPLOSIVE TWEET – A CRIME?

On August 7th at 12:48pm, Elon Musk tweets: “Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.” Tesla is the highest valued car company in the U.S. If the tweet is true, this would be one of the largest privatizations [...]

HOW THE STATUE OF LIBERTY COMBINED WITH COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT BRINGS GREAT PROSPERITY

Even on the surface, this is a remarkable case, just decided at the end of June. Davidson v The United States (U.S. Court of Federal Claims, No. 13-942C, 6/29/18)

The Facts:

A sculptor is hired to create a Statue of Liberty [...]

THE FUTURE OF AI FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY = REGULATION

High tech leaders traditionally vigorously lobby for limited government regulation of technology and instead promote the benefits of self-regulation.

However, in an unusual turn of events, Microsoft president Brad Smith wrote a [...]

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