This topic has been discussed often, but remains too often misunderstood, and the consequences of misunderstanding it are dire. So here we go.
Going to a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model has plenty of advantages for both customers and vendors, but also comes with many risks not associated with the traditional software licensing model. The risks and potential solutions [...]
Observers of Internet trends often pronounce that privacy is a fiction and that it is futile to try to reclaim it. Whether that perspective is correct or not does not matter when faced with a Complaint issued by the Federal Trade [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]