Internet and Technology
Is Your Website Accessible to Disabled Users? If Not, Courts Say You Could Be Violating the ADA
Yes, seriously. This is no longer a remote threat cautioned by overzealous lawyers. This is now a real threat that business owners should address now. If you own and/or operate a business, and the business has a website that markets its goods or services, you could be liable for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) if your website is not accessible to disabled users. That … Read More
Top 7 Reasons Why Websites Need a DMCA Agent
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) provides copyright protection and some limitations of liability for online copyright infringement if safe harbors are used. It governs the majority of US-based websites and internet service providers.
What is a DMCA agent?
In order to employ the safe harbor protections offered by the DMCA, certain types of internet service providers have … Read More
Trademark Owners Beware of Chinese Domain Name Marketing Ploy
Some e-mail marketing ploys are pretty clever and some spam or phishing attempts brilliantly disguised as valid e-mail. While there are many great reasons to register your trademark with the United States Patent & Trademark Office, including:
Constructive notice nationwide of the trademark owner’s trademark rights
Preventing others from … Read More
Why Employers Need Social Media Policies
Although social media is great for developing business, expanding a brand or building a network, it is not without pitfalls. There are an increasing number of cases where an employee’s use of social media has created problems for the employer. The best practice is to maintain a well-written social media policy. Real-world problems can and do arise from the use of social media. & … Read More
Do You Know Where Your Data Is Located? Why Knowing is Half the Battle
Whether you realize it or not, you are probably storing some personal or business data in the cloud. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines cloud computing as a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released … Read More
For years, we have been lamenting that our young people spend too much time indoors playing computer games and not enough time outside or connecting with others. Yet, those same critics now condemn young Pokémon Go players who venture out on Pokémon hunts for a myriad of perceived sins including inattentiveness and irresponsible behavior. Critics also revel in slamming … Read More
Why You Need to Learn About BYOD
Some of you may be saying to yourselves, “What is BYOD and why do I need to learn about it?” The answer is because it is 2015 and each of us is carrying around a computer in the form of a phone in our pocket or purse, not to mention all of the iPads, Surfaces, laptops, etc. So what exactly is BYOD?
BYOD is the acronym for “bring your own device”, which refers to employees who bring their own … Read More
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Maria Crimi Speth to Present Legal Traps on the Internet
Maria Crimi Speth and Arizona Technology Council’s Startup and Entrepreneurship Committee will be presenting ‘It’s a (VIRTUAL) Jungle Out There! Legal Traps on the Internet’, on Thursday Oct. 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Unexpected Art Gallery located at 734 W. Polk, Phoenix, AZ 85007.
Attendees will learn how to avoid common, costly mistakes when launching apps or … Read More
Dot Sucks: A Battle Between Trademark Rights and Free Speech
When the organization responsible for assigning domain names announced several years ago that it would expand the generic top level domain name system from the previous 21 to an unlimited number, brand owners knew their legal budgets would have to be increased to protect their trademarks from cybersquatters in this new terrain. Brand owners lobbied against the change, but despite its non-profit status, ICANN … Read More
Where Did My Wikipedia Go? Just the Facts on SOPA and PIPA
If you used to think that SOPA was a misspelling of soap, after January 18th, 2012 you know better. What is now being called, National SOPA Blackout Day, the internet was flooded with thousands of articles, hundreds of petitions and most chilling to many users - blocked websites. Wikipedia shut down its services for the day and Google's home screen icon contained a censorship box that lead to even more petitions … Read More