The federal Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 goes into effect on March 14, 2017. This law prohibits any agreement that restricts consumers from posting negative reviews online.
Guarding your IP from theft is an ongoing issue. However, it becomes a critical issue upon the departure of an employee. Since employees WILL leave, you need to plan in advance for properly securing your IP.
Various laws (e.g., [...]
There’s a little consumer protection statute applicable to website terms and conditions in New Jersey that is causing some websites major headaches. This culprit is New Jersey’s Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act [...]
Over the past several years, hundreds companies have been sued based upon claims that their websites are not accessible to persons with disabilities. Is this a real risk? Are these suits frivolous? What can you do to protect your [...]
Social media interactions are second nature to many employees today. For this reason social media poses great risks to maintaining the secrecy of valuable information, unless managed properly. Here are some steps that employers [...]
Non-competition provisions are common for employees and enforceable in most states. The provisions can take various forms. However, the two most common are: (1) straight non-competition, which prevents the employee from [...]
It’s really basic: ownership of the copyright in work a business pays for can often be critical for successful commercialization of that work. Unfortunately, the U.S. Copyright Act contains arcane provisions that will often [...]
Software continues to move to the cloud. This trend is not likely to abate for many years to come. When you decide to offer your software product as a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering, here are some key issues to consider [...]
Many start up online businesses need data to get things rolling, and the legality of data scraping is an issue to be evaluated. For instance, HiringSolved is a site that allows users to search their database of millions of [...]
It is well known that sites that post reviews, even reviews that constitute clear defamation, are generally immune from liability. They have the Communications Decency Act (CDA) to thank for that. So, a notorious site like [...]