Reebok Pays $25 Million For Deception

FTC Action

By William S. Galkin, Esq. | November 26, 2011
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Amazon Mysteriously Postpones Offensive Against California Sales Tax

On June 28, 2011, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed an amendment to the California tax code which would impose on large Internet retailers the obligation to collect sales tax (technically “use” tax – but for our purposes, [...]

By William S. Galkin, Esq. | September 21, 2011
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Media Industry Strikes Back at Online Infringement

It’s no secret that piracy of music and movies over the Internet is rampant and costs industry billions of dollars annually. Most people involved in this activity are not hardened criminals, and if asked, will probably admit that [...]

By William S. Galkin, Esq. | July 18, 2011
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End of the Dot Com?

On June 20, 2011, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), announced that it will begin to allow almost any term as a generic top-level domain name. For instance, banks could register “.bank”, law firms [...]

By William S. Galkin, Esq. | July 01, 2011
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Violent Children’s Computer Games Protected by First Amendment

On June 27, 2011, the Supreme Court struck down a California statute that prohibited the sale of violent computer games to children as a violation of free speech under the First Amendment. The law would have imposed a fine of [...]

By William S. Galkin, Esq. | June 30, 2011
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YouTube Makes Videos Available Under Creative Commons License

On June 2, 2011, YouTube announced that it would make available certain videos that are licensed under the Creative Commons CC BY license. A work made available under the Creative Commons license basically allows others to freely [...]

By William S. Galkin, Esq. | June 07, 2011
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Where can a defendant be sued for copyright Infringement?

The general rule is that a defendant needs to have minimum contacts with a state in order to be sued in the courts of that state. Minimum contacts might be satisfied by doing a sufficient amount of business in a particular state. [...]

By William S. Galkin, Esq. | May 31, 2011
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What are we agreeing to in those terms of use?

A New York Times article on May 22nd brought into the daylight what might be hiding in those website Terms of Use that you regularly agree to. But first you should watch this South Park clip about a character that accepted Apple [...]

By William S. Galkin, Esq. | May 25, 2011
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Social Networks and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

The NLRB, through its regional office in Buffalo, New York, issued this month a complaint against an employer in a case involving Facebook postings for possibly violating the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). This has become a [...]

By William S. Galkin, Esq. | May 25, 2011
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Bing Starts Using Deep Facebook Data

On May 15, 2011, Microsoft announced that its search engine, Bing, would start to incorporate social network information from Facebook in its formula which determines organic search results. For instance, information gathered [...]