Blockbuster Online: Threatening enforceability of online Terms of Use

Background: It was a bad idea. Blockbuster Online participated in Facebook’s Beacon program. As part of the program, when someone with a Facebook account ordered a video through Blockbuster Online, Blockbuster would transmit [...]

By William S. Galkin, Esq. | May 08, 2009
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The Amazon Tax: Coming soon to a state near you

Background: Last year, New York started requiring certain out-of-state online vendors to collect and pay New York sales tax on purchases made by New York residents. This has become known as the “Amazon tax,” because Amazon was [...]

By William S. Galkin, Esq. | April 30, 2009
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Google Adwords: Liability for using trademarks as keywords

The Battle: A battle has raged for some time against Google because it sells trademarks as keywords in its very profitable Adwords service. Businesses may purchase keywords containing the trademarks of their competitors. So, when [...]

By William S. Galkin, Esq. | April 21, 2009
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