Jaburg Wilk

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Internet and Technology

  • Dot Sucks: A Battle Between Trademark Rights and Free Speech

    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

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Internet and Technology, Article

  • Where Did My Wikipedia Go? Just the Facts on SOPA and PIPA

    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

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Internet and Technology, Article

  • Know Who You Are Doing Business With On the Internet

    Know Who You Are Doing Business With On the Internet

    We are all used to clicking the "I agree" button and frequently we click without reading the lengthy terms and conditions.  While many are long, these virtual agreements bring with them rights, responsibilities and restrictions.  By clicking "I Agree", you have created a contract.   In the on-line order process, frequently you will click on an agreement button, again creating a contract.   … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Internet and Technology, Article

  • Easy Steps to Protect Your Website

    Easy Steps to Protect Your Website

    There is nothing more frustrating than learning that the technical or product information that you wrote, or the photographs that you took for your website have been stolen and used on someone else's website.  Sometimes the copying is so blatant that the other website looks just like yours! If a competitor steals your website content, it can do real damage to your business.   Website copying is common … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Internet and Technology, Article

  • How To Discover The Identity of An Anonymous Internet Author

    How To Discover The Identity of An Anonymous Internet Author

    Suppose you discover that someone has anonymously posted a statement about you online that's not just harshly critical opinion, it's blatantly false. You are considering filing a defamation lawsuit against the author, but there's a problem-the statement was made anonymously and you have no idea who could have posted it. How can you discover the author's true identity? Is that even possible?

    As more and more … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Internet and Technology

  • Let Them Eat Cake! (And Then Write an Online Review about It)

    Let Them Eat Cake! (And Then Write an Online Review about It)

    Arizona's restaurant scene is buzzing these days with last Friday's  season finale of "Kitchen Nightmares".  Just Google "Amy's Baking Company" and a proliferation of stories about the featured business appears, including a massive social media backlash against the restaurant.  Users of Yelp, Reddit, and Facebook, among others, have taken to the Internet to discuss their personal experiences with … Read More

    Categories: Internet and Technology, Article

  • Does What Happens in Your Car; Stay in Your Car? Maybe not, say OnStar and the Washington, D.C. Police Department

    Does What Happens in Your Car; Stay in Your Car? Maybe not, say OnStar and the Washington, D.C. Police Department

    Recently, the United States Supreme Court heard argument on the case of United States v. Jones.  At issue is the legality of the Washington, D.C. police surreptitiously - and without a warrant - placing a GPS tracking device on a suspect's car, and then using information taken from the GPS to convict him of drug trafficking.  Nearly all of the judges expressed their concern with the government's … Read More

    Categories: Internet and Technology, Article

  • BYOD Can Be A Four-Letter Word

    BYOD Can Be A Four-Letter Word

    So your employee wants to use his new iPhone5S to respond to work emails while on vacation.  As an employer, you're thrilled.  You don't have to pay for the technology (or the data plan), but your employee is now accessible to you and your customers twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.  How could this possibly be a bad thing?

    Corporate BYOD ("Bring Your Own Device") policies open the door to … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Intellectual Property, Internet and Technology, Article