In March, FTC filed a complaint against RagingBull.com. Trading services and financial services and education companies with similar offerings must understand the implications, or potentially face a similar outcome. This post attempts to breakdown the basic … [Read More...] about Raging Bull FTC Complaint A Warning To Trading Services
Who “Owns” My Website?
Website operators and business owners may wonder what rights they hold to use and control their own website. "Ownership" essentially comes down to copyright law. Each website is simply a bundle of unique, separate site elements such as custom source code, … [Read More...] about Who “Owns” My Website?
Do California Data Privacy Laws Affect Illinois Businesses?
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) takes effect on January 1st, 2020. With the new law now upon us, some Illinois based businesses (or other out-of-state website operators and online service providers) may need to comply with the CCPA and other … [Read More...] about Do California Data Privacy Laws Affect Illinois Businesses?
7 GDPR Rules Businesses Should Follow
GDPR Compliance Roadmap The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives EU natural citizens rights to control what personal data is collected and how it is stored and/or used. The GDPR covers any "natural person" located in the EU. This means non-EU … [Read More...] about 7 GDPR Rules Businesses Should Follow
How Do ISPs Obtain DMCA Safe Harbor Immunity?
DMCA Safe Harbor Requirements Internet service providers must follow the DMCA safe harbor requirements to enjoy protection from user copyright infringement claims. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (or “DMCA”) is a law that blog, chat room or other … [Read More...] about How Do ISPs Obtain DMCA Safe Harbor Immunity?
Are There GDPR Exemptions For U.S. Small Businesses?
GDPR Small Business Exemptions The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes effective on May 25th. The GDPR regulates all personal data that is "processed" (i.e. data that is gathered, stored or used) from any "natural person" in … [Read More...] about Are There GDPR Exemptions For U.S. Small Businesses?
Can Online Business Defamation Be Stopped?
Online Business Defamation Defamation is one of the most prevalent legal concerns facing online businesses. Defamation is any false statement of fact that is harmful to someone's reputation and published "with fault," meaning as a result of negligence or … [Read More...] about Can Online Business Defamation Be Stopped?
How To Protect Your Company’s Trade Secrets
Protecting trade secrets is not usually the first thing that comes to mind when conceptualizing business intellectual property. But, employees often leave to work for competitors or themselves and may take invaluable company confidential information with them. … [Read More...] about How To Protect Your Company’s Trade Secrets
Keeping Up With COPPA Rules In 2017
COPPA Rules Compliance Websites that are targeted towards children under the age of 13 or that knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 must comply with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) COPPA rules (technically, the "COPPA Rule"). I … [Read More...] about Keeping Up With COPPA Rules In 2017
Is Your Business A Victim of AdWords Trademark Infringement?
AdWords Trademark Infringement Lead generation companies use both registered and unregistered trademarks of their client's competitors in Adwords sponsored ad campaigns online. It is happening in many industries and is wide-spread. Seemingly, these lead … [Read More...] about Is Your Business A Victim of AdWords Trademark Infringement?