I frequently get asked about what types of lawyers technology companies should be using, and to make referral recommendations when appropriate. Well, as you would expect from a lawyer, the answer is “it depends.” It depends upon [...]
In short, if you have in the past registered a Copyright Agent manually with the U.S. Copyright Office in order to qualify for immunity from claims of copyright infringement arising from user-generated content on [...]
In our customer-driven economy, the value of feedback from customers cannot be overstated. Consider alone the sums expended on conducting focus groups, surveys, beta and free launches - all for the purpose of gathering input from [...]
Running a contest or sweepstakes (both are generally are referred to as promotions) via social media is great way to increase interest and traffic and to collect valuable user information that can be used for marketing and [...]
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 [...]