Source code escrows have always been a bit of a strange beast. Though, the idea is simple enough: if there is a vendor meltdown for mission critical software, then the licensee gets a delivery of the source code in order to [...]
Much of the Internet is filled with user-generated content. In order to use that content, companies need to receive sufficient rights from the owner of that content. In that regard, based on a recent complaint, Anheuser-Busch may [...]
What is the power of a tweet? As we see from President Trump’s use of Twitter, a short tweet can rock the world. Well, now, a man has been arrested last Friday, March 17th, in Maryland and charged with a crime arising from [...]
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., [...]
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 [...]