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 [...]

Recent Settlement Under COPPA is Largest Penalty Ever Imposed by the FCC

The FTC has achieved a new record in its actions for violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). On May 12, 2011, the FTC announced that it entered into a settlement with Playdom, Inc., a Disney [...]

By William S. Galkin, Esq. | May 18, 2011
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TRACKING YOUR WHEREABOUTS – CONGRESS TAKES A LOOK

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By William S. Galkin, Esq. | May 17, 2011
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Protecting Children Online - Where we are and where we’re heading under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

Background: The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) with its implementing regulations, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA Rule) (in effect since April 21, 2000), have served as the primary [...]

By William S. Galkin, Esq. | May 02, 2010
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The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth: The new FTC guidance on endorsements

Summary: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued revised Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising (Guides) which will take effect on December 1, 2009. The main purposes of the revisions are [...]

By William S. Galkin, Esq. | November 16, 2009
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PCI Compliance: Why websites and hosting service providers cannot afford to ignore it

PCI – What is it?: We can only begin to imagine the losses, liability and other consequences resulting from unauthorized access to credit card information, which, unfortunately, happens all the time. To attempt to deal with this [...]

By William S. Galkin, Esq. | July 08, 2009
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