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Published: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:40:11 -0500


Dealing With Cyber Crime

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 12:50:07 -0500

Cyber crime, as a devastating and easiest way of crime, has an adverse impact on the individual and society in at large. And with its wide variety it has appeared as a Frankenstein in front of us. It sometimes uses computer as a mere instrument aiming to attack an individual. Or sometimes these mere instruments itself becomes the very victim by the tech genius.

The Corruption Of Our Major Political Parties In The US

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 06:59:01 -0500

Why is it that every time we look at Washington DC we see questionable activities borderlining on corruption or outright illegality? Perhaps this is one thing that both sides of the aisle agree on - they seem to agree this is acceptable, it's not. Let's take these recent issues with email scandals. We have the DNC being hacked by a Romanian Hacker and Hillary Clinton's illegal private email server with official State Department correspondence on it, some of it Top Secret but all of it, none of anyone else's business especially foreign entities and spies.

Help! A Pokemon Is Trespassing On My Lawn

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:23:58 -0500

Millions of people all over the globe are spending every spare moment out hunting Pokemon. The new 'Pokemon Go' app was downloaded more than 15 million times in the first 6 days after its launch in Australia, Japan and the United States. Pokemon was originally created as a video game for Nintendo's hand-held Game Boy device. Gross revenues for the franchise have exceeded $46 billion. The latest edition was released on 6 July 2016. Soon, personal 'Pokemon Go Plus' wearable devices will alert Pokemon trainers to the presence of a Pokemon nearby, and enable them to hunt it down without touching their phones. The early popularity of Pokemon Go shows that augmented reality might be an enriching revolution on our doorstep. However, we don't want enrichment foisted onto us, we just want it when we need it or choose it, like a friend who is there for us when we want to play, or share experiences, and sometimes when we want to pour our hearts out to a good listener. Some lawyers are suggesting that if you go onto people's property and take 'their' Pokemon, it may be theft.

WhatsApp, iMessage, and Snapchat Attacked Because of Their Encryption

Tue, 03 May 2016 11:22:13 -0500

Should the government be allowed to look at what we writing to each other over our electronic devices? Do such issues matter? Should encryption be banned?

12 eCommerce Legal Issues to Consider in Operating an Online Business

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:47:42 -0500

The following article provides a high-level summary of some key eCommerce law issues online business operators face in running a website or other eCommerce business. Conducting business online or maintaining a website may subject companies and individuals to unforeseen legal liabilities. The articles presents 12 major eCommerce law issues for consideration.

Online Sweepstakes, Games, & Contests: Navigating Legal Issues and Pitfalls

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:11:40 -0500

Online sweepstakes, games, and contests have become increasingly popular thanks to the widespread use of social media and iOS applications. Companies, however, often overlook the need to include proper documentation and guidelines required by state or federal laws. Moreover, today's new technology often allows for web/app users to submit cloned entries or otherwise circumvent online rules. Likewise, the collection of personal information for sweepstakes, online games, and contests may trigger a variety of entirely different legal issues, often unbeknownst to the host company. Care should be taken before launching new sweepstakes, games, or online contests.

3 Steps to Domain Name Acquisition

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:10:35 -0500

Domain names have become a necessity in today's day and age. Unfortunately, acquiring a domain name can be confusing, difficult, and time-consuming. Before acquiring a domain name, an online business should consider trademark availability and corporate name availability in addition to the domain's availability. The following discusses the primary steps of acquisition.

Cyber Caliphate Association?

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 10:35:47 -0500

We all are aware of the current global war waged on Terror. Most of the warfare are conducted militarily, hand to hand combats, some even politically. The hard truth is that the war on terror has reached to a whole new level where the perpetrators are laying down their arms and waging war, keystroke by keystroke.

Username Squatting and Online Impersonation: How to Stop and Avoid

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 07:17:26 -0500

Impersonation and username squatting have increasingly become a common problem for companies today. As companies strive to maintain an online presence, they often become vulnerable to unwanted online behavior like impersonation and username squatting. Impersonation generally refers to the improper use of a username on social media platforms with the intent to mislead others into believing that the account belongs to another (e.g., user registers an account under a celebrity name and proceeds to post updates as if they were that celebrity). In contrast, username squatting typically involves the preemptive registration of a specific username or account, with no genuine intention to use that account, followed by attempts to sell the username back to the affected/named party at an inflated price. Username squatting and online impersonation are sometimes also referred to as brand squatting, Twitter squatting, social media squatting, and brand infringement.

Domain Theft: How to Prevent Domain Name Hijacking and What to Do About It

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 07:16:26 -0500

Domain theft, also known as domain hijacking, is the practice of changing a domain name's registration without the permission of the domain's original registrant. While many may assume that domain hijacking is accomplished through nefarious methods, domain hijackers most commonly acquire a domain owner's personal information in order to persuade the domain registrar to transfer the domain to the hijacker. Because there are currently no specific international or federal laws that explicitly criminalize domain theft, recovering hijacked domains can often be difficult, time-consuming, and expensive. Safeguarding credentials for the domain registration account, in particular maintaining secure passwords that are changed periodically, is one of the best steps to avoid domain theft.

Is It Illegal to Download Free Music?

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 15:51:20 -0500

You probably know a lot of different websites where you can download music for free. Maybe you're one of those people that just grabs the mp3 files from a song's YouTube video. But is all of this legal? Is any of it?

Physician Communications: Considerations for Using Text Messages and Social Media

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 08:43:48 -0500

It is becoming easier and easier for physicians to communicate with each other and their patients. And although open communication is generally thought of as positive, the medical profession should proceed with caution. Patients and consulting physicians rely heavily on their communications with their treating physicians. Thus, communications which do not require the thought of focus that a physician would otherwise give to a situation may result in disaster. While there are many potential ways a physician might use text messaging and social media both professionally and personally, we will focus generally on physician interactions with other physicians, and physician interactions with patients.

Stopping Domain Name Hijacking and Domain Name Theft

Mon, 06 Apr 2015 08:27:30 -0500

Domain hijacking, or domain theft, occurs when a person improperly changes the registration of a domain name without permission from the original registrant. A domain can be hijacked for several reasons: to generate money through click-through traffic, for resale to the proper owner or a third party, to add value to an existing business, for malicious reasons, or to achieve notoriety.

Ecommerce - The Importance of Having a Privacy Policy

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 13:17:19 -0500

Privacy policies can be essential aspects of conducting ecommerce. Website operators and online business ownership should give serious consideration to including privacy policies to establish agreement as how personal information is handled and to limit liability. Lawyers familiar with ecommerce and internet law can assist with the drafting of privacy policies.

The Importance of Having a Terms of Use Agreement for Your Website and eCommerce

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 07:47:18 -0600

Terms of Use Agreement is an important step a website operator/owner should take to protect their online business. Terms of Use Agreements can be used to set the ground rules between website operator and users as well as limit the conduct of users and jurisdiction in which disputes may be addressed.

What Are Cyberbullying, Trolling and Cyberstalking?

Thu, 05 Feb 2015 07:44:13 -0600

Cyberbullying, Cyberstalking and Trolling - Our culture and probably most others have historically felt that bullies are bad news, but that being bullied is also a rite of passage. We often think that bullying tends to end with grammar school. Nothing is further from the truth.

Who Has Our Credit File?

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:19:58 -0600

The problem with answering that question, is there is not a simple answer that we want to hear, because the truth is a hard pill to swallow. To do this, I would like for us to look back in our more recent history, so that we may follow a chain of events that leads us to where we have ended up at today.

Facebook Friends or Enemies? You Have Been Served

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:03:14 -0500

Social media sites are not unfamiliar to the investigative and legal worlds. A lawyer, whether acting as a defence attorney or working for the prosecution, would be remiss without doing some basic searches among social media, and a private investigator might well find the key to the case somewhere on Facebook or Twitter. A little hunting around might reveal that someone on the other side has been #up to no good!

Open Source Intelligence

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:02:44 -0500

The use of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) is on the increase in insurance fraud investigations. No longer to private investigators need to trail people around and sort through their garbage to find out information about them. Today, volumes of personal data about people are uploaded to the internet via social media for investigators to examine from the comfort of their office.

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and ESI - The 2006 FRCP Amendments

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:51:36 -0500

Following on Judge Shira Scheindlin's rulings and guidance through 2005 in the precedent-setting Zubulake V. UBS Warburg case, there were several Amendments regarding Electronically Stored Information (ESI) made to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) that took effect at the end of 2006. Importantly these new rules treat ESI as a specific thing separate from "documents & things." Rules 16, 26, 33, 34, 37, and 45 were amended and the ripples have moved through American law and States' law in the ensuing years.

Missing Persons Investigations of a New Age

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 10:36:56 -0500

George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four was first published in 1949. You'd have thought that his vision would no longer be up-to-date 65 years later. The world he described was a world where Big Brother was watching people, constantly seeking information about crime think or any other kind of offence against the glorious super state of Oceania.

The Evolution of E-Discovery and Computer Forensics, Part 2: Zubulake V. UBS Warburg

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 12:20:26 -0500

The field of electronic discovery and digital forensics is rapidly evolving. In the early years of this millennium, discovery rules dealt primarily with paper, but with the advent of the computer age, documents are drafted electronically and important rules regarding Electronically Stored Information still needed to be invented. This series looks at a few of the major cases, opinions and outcomes that have informed this evolution.

Australia's Terrorism Laws - Have They Gone Too Far?

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 08:27:29 -0500

Australia has passed tough new anti-terror laws to deal with the global threat faced by western democracies. But have these laws gone too far? Is there a danger that the cure could be worse than the disease?

Stay Safe in the Online World

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:25:49 -0500

The Internet is a wonderful place. It provides millions of people with access to information that they would have never been able to procure through traditional means. However, as many people have learned the hard way, there is also a darker side to the Internet where crimes are committed and criminals hide behind a wall of anonymity.

California Bans Non-Disparagement Terms in Consumer Contracts

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:27:56 -0500

California has banned the use of non-disparagement clauses in contracts for the same of consumer goods and services. The goal is to address lawsuits by businesses who have sued because they did not like reviews customers were giving them online.

Computer and Technology Forensics Expert: Managing the Risky Business of Company E-Mail

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:27:32 -0500

As an employer, Human Resources Director, or Risk Management Supervisor, ask yourself this question: "Do our employees think about the legal risk of sending communications over the internet?" If you are like the majority of companies, your answer would be, "It is highly improbable". It is a very common problem amid the work place, for an employee to believe their electronic communications are transient, temporary and, once deleted, untraceable and therefore, harmless.

The Supreme Court and Your Smartphone

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 09:32:10 -0500

Suppose you're pulled over because your left taillight is out, because your license plate tag is a bit out of date, or because one of your passengers just threw a cigarette butt out the window. And suppose the officer notices that you have a cell phone in your pocket. Should he be able, without a warrant, to look through it like he might look at your wallet photos as you pull out your driver's license? One of these very things happened to...

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and ESI: The Evolution of E-Discovery and Computer Forensics - Pt1

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 09:31:08 -0500

Nearly all documents start on a computer and discovery for litigation necessarily requires accessing electronically stored information (ESI). Rules regarding ESI in discovery - whether opponents are allowed access to it and who pays - are fast-evolving and differ from state to state. The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are used as a touchstone and precedent by courts and states to help define their own rules. This series will look at a few of the major cases, opinions and outcomes that have informed this evolution.

Evidence From the Web: How to Prove That That Data Was Actually There

Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:10:38 -0500

How to prove that something was displayed on a website? Why are screenshots not good enough? See why remote controlled browsers might be the solution.

Where Internet Jurisdiction Can Get Your Business Sued!

Wed, 18 Jun 2014 06:42:23 -0500

The concept of Internet jurisdiction can be complicated and unclear. What happens when a dispute arises over an item or service purchased from your business through the internet? Learn where your business can potentially be sued!

Computer Programs Copyright Protection in South Africa

Wed, 28 May 2014 13:11:33 -0500

INTRODUCTION - This paper gives a modest contribution to the issue of computer programs copyright and its protection under South African law. It uses as a case study the decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal in Haupt T/A Soft Copy v Brewers Marketing Intelligence (Pty) Ltd and Others 2006 (4) SA 458 (SCA) (the Haupt's case). What is the implication of this decision for South Africa in terms of copyright protection?

Cyberstalking: A Federal Crime

Tue, 27 May 2014 08:25:44 -0500

Cyberstalking is a federal crime. It is a serious offense and cyberstalkers need to be identified and held accountable for their crimes. There are signs and signals one should be aware of and a definite profile of the individual. Being aware of these patterns is the first step of self protection, and learning to deal effectively with a cyberstalker is essential for your sense of well being.

The Regulation Of Interception Of Communications Act 70 Of 2002

Thu, 22 May 2014 09:55:14 -0500

The development of new technologies such as Internet and cellphones has made imperative a legislative overhaul in the area of interception of communications. Thus, the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-related Information Act no 70 of 2002 (RICA) which regulates the interception of communications and monitoring of signals and radio spectrum in South Africa has been enacted. But its promulgation has been surrounded with a hot debate in connection with the implications of the changes brought by it and...

Online Pornography and the Law

Wed, 21 May 2014 06:48:35 -0500

This article examines laws, regulations and case law related to online pornography in selected jurisdictions to assess their effectiveness and limitations. 1 The United States and online pornography "There have been many attempts in the United States to regulate online pornography, although not all of them have been successfully implemented".

Web Hosting Services And Defamation Law

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:22:16 -0500

Defamation law, and the applicability of it to web hosting providers. What you should know in order to plan out your website, and host it with a provider to take advantage of the diversity in intellectual property law.

Cyber Bullying - The Curse of New Age Technology

Fri, 14 Feb 2014 10:16:04 -0600

Cyber Bullying is a form of a cyber abuse that is deliberately used in a hostile manner to harass and threaten other people. With the increased use of technologies, cyber bullying is on the rise.

Data Protection As a Website Liability Issue

Mon, 06 Jan 2014 16:07:07 -0600

Protecting user data is a growing area of litigation. If you own a website you need to be aware of your responsibilities and potential liabilities.

The Top 5 Reasons That Cybercrime Is Ruining the Internet

Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:48:08 -0600

On the wake of Microsoft rolling out it's new Cybercrime Center, now would be a good time to discuss the necessity of such a center and why the internet' s future looks bleak without it and other similar labs. In a nutshell, the center is a multi-disciplinary task force assigned the unenviable task of providing high level policing of cybercrime or to nip in the bud criminal activity. Security engineers, digital forensics experts and lawyers are working together to stop alarming trends that include cyber-fraud, cyber-extortion and cyber-bullying.

Internet Privacy Policy - Does Your Website Have One? Should You?

Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:53:17 -0500

Privacy breaches can cause a business to go bust, so is your online business protected? What types of websites need privacy policies, and what should they include?

California Law Protects Website Users Under the Age of 18

Fri, 11 Oct 2013 13:11:03 -0500

California has become the first state to pass a law giving minors, those under the age of 18, the right to remove any information they have posted to a website. The law also restricts the website from selling their personal information.

What Is Crime-Ware? How Are They Harmful?

Fri, 06 Sep 2013 10:55:08 -0500

Advancements in technology are making Internet increasingly risky. It has become a vital means to bring about severe crimes. This has made crimeware applications extremely popular today. Hackers are coming up with most notorious programs for financial gains.

Social Media and Libel - Being Careful With Your 140 Characters

Mon, 05 Aug 2013 10:40:49 -0500

There has been a rise in defamation cases with the increase of Facebook and Twitter users. Do you know your rights online? Learn about libel now:

The Truth of the Threats, Vulnerabilities and the Resolution of Cyber Security

Thu, 11 Jul 2013 14:45:19 -0500

If someone said to you last year hackers are able to steal up to 45 million in 2days... You would say... Impossible? Nothing is impossible, we were taking by complete astonish and anger when on December 12, 2012, and February 19, 2013, an international team of hackers and thieves stole a collective $45 million from more than 5,000 ATMs across the world.

Cyber Law FAQs - Does Free Speech Apply to the Internet?

Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:33:10 -0500

Whilst in the real world, most laws are clear to most people, it is often a very different case in the cyber (virtual) world, as websites can often be seen as personal pages when in fact they are actually legally considered to be public websites in some cases. This means that anything that could cause offence in the real world could also cause offence if published anywhere on the Internet.

Into The Hornets' Nest: Robert Jay's Solution to Online Defamation

Thu, 21 Feb 2013 10:45:35 -0600

A response to suggestions to widen the scope of liability placed on ISPs when dealing with issues of online defamation. This article assesses the current position of defamation online and critiques the suggested steps.

Starting Your Own Business? Consult With These Professionals First

Wed, 20 Feb 2013 09:12:20 -0600

You have decided to take a big step and open your own business, congratulations! Now, really comes the hard part making sure that you have all your bases covered during every step of the way. Once you start the process of registering your business, you might be surprised at just how many other professionals you are going to want to sit and have a consultation with before you get in too deep.

Why You Need Specialized Solicitors

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 20:52:22 -0600

On a regular basis, there are several issues that you may face that require legal advice. You may need a lawyer if you or someone in the family has met with an accident and needs to file a compensation claim.

Getting Yourself the Right Legal Help

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:12:42 -0600

There are umpteen number of reasons why you may require a lawyer. Considering that the law today has several specialized and niche branches within it, often the need is for a specialized lawyer. Finding the right kind of legal services in your area can be a bit mind-boggling considering how many are there.

Defamation and the Internet: Cases For and Defenses To Internet Slander Allegations

Mon, 21 Jan 2013 09:01:17 -0600

What can and can't you say on the Internet? What can you do about Internet defamation? This article illustrates the procedure (and difficulties) when dealing with Internet defamation.

Avoiding Online Trademark Infringement and Counterfeiting Starts With Awareness

Tue, 08 Jan 2013 15:05:05 -0600

Avoiding online trademark infringement and counterfeiting starts with awareness. This article identifies and briefly explains the risks posed by the Internet to brand owners and trademarks. Practical first steps to avoid trademark infringement are also discussed.

Advancements in Technology Contribute to the Exploitation of Women and Children

Tue, 04 Dec 2012 14:26:29 -0600

Technology is great for business - unfortunately ALL kinds of business. The dark side of these great technological advances is that it contributes to the success of human traffickers, child pornographers, and prostitution. What steps can we take to defend our children?

Trademark and Brand Enforcement in Social Networking - Using Terms of Use

Fri, 09 Nov 2012 13:09:28 -0600

Internet marketing via social media is now a best practice for today's businesses. It's imperative that companies understand how to effectively protect their brands online to leverage the most value out of their efforts with social networking sites. This article discusses tips for brand policing for a few of the largest social networking sites.

Protecting Brands From Online Trademark Infringement Via Pay-Per-Click Advertising

Mon, 05 Nov 2012 12:52:55 -0600

The Internet provides a vast frontier for commerce. Unfortunately, due its nature, the Internet is ripe for unscrupulous third parties to divert sales from brand owners by tricking consumers into believing their products and services are associated with a well-known brand. Companies should be diligent in policing their brands online.

Child Custody and Choosing the Correct Representative

Fri, 02 Nov 2012 10:03:17 -0500

The family law of the state decides on the child custodial rights and duties regarding any divorce case. The involved parents can receive joint guardianship for their children and equal parental rights.

Websites Potential Legal Liabilities

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 14:02:25 -0500

The changing trends of the way to do business in the modern technological era we are living in are bringing about many changes and risks. Data breaches, copyright violations, defamation and invasion of privacy are just a few that are creating new and emerging industries to address these issues. Companies are trying to get their information in the public are using the internet more and more though little are aware of the fact that they are they then face the same legal exposure as a publisher and that comes with responsibilities. Some of the new legislation is continuing to create even more potential liabilities.

Protecting Brands in Cyberspace

Mon, 10 Sep 2012 08:58:17 -0500

Facebook has more than 350 million users, Twitter boasts 32.1 million, and MySpace attracts over 115 million to its site each month. The number of people using social media makes trademark infringement and brand confusion as easy as creating a username and password. The following article suggests some practical steps brand owners can take to protect their brands in cyberspace and in social media.

Commonly Asked Legal Questions About 419 Emails

Thu, 30 Aug 2012 12:59:12 -0500

A 419 scam is an everyday occurrence. It is an attempt to steal money from people based on the premise that extra money will be gained if they advance a small amount of money. Many people fall prey to this scam and are left with a number of legal questions about their rights, the law and the legal recourse available to them. Here are the top questions on the topic answered by Lawyers.

3 Weird But True Internet Laws

Thu, 02 Aug 2012 14:59:26 -0500

There are all kinds of internet laws; good ones, bad ones, and some that are just plain weird. The weird but true internet laws are what we are going to focus on today. These three laws come from all around the world, and can really make you shake your head in wonder at the sheer insanity of it all.

Dealing With Birth Injury Suits and Finding a Lawyer To Help

Tue, 31 Jul 2012 08:52:12 -0500

Dealing with the birth related injury lawsuit, and then subsequently finding a lawyer that is going to be able to help you can be a complicated process. Keep in mind that you should only be looking to conduct a birth injury suit, when you believe that true negligence played a role in the injury. The birth injury lawsuits can either refer to the baby, or to the mother, with both patients putting their faith and trust in the doctor to do what is right.

Do You Have To Hand Over Your Facebook Password To Your Employer?

Mon, 16 Jul 2012 13:31:55 -0500

Employers have increasingly been engaging in a practice of demanding Facebook usernames and passwords of job applicants as part of the employment hiring process to assess their suitability for a job. This article focuses on whether job applicants and current employees are legally obliged to hand over their passwords to their Facebook and other private online accounts to either acquire or keep their jobs.

Traffic Lawyers and Other Criminal Defense Attorneys Can Help If You Have Legal Problems

Fri, 15 Jun 2012 15:29:21 -0500

If you are in trouble with the law, then you need someone who knows the law. In general, criminal law firms help those charged with crimes or misdemeanors. However, there are specialized attorneys that handle particular legal problems.

How to Find Patent Attorneys Who Are Reliable

Fri, 15 Jun 2012 10:02:15 -0500

Finding a good patent attorney is all about reliability - many legal experts in this field know the laws of patents well enough, but the thing is they must also be able to provide you with adequate service in the long term, and give you the reassurance that they can be trusted. This is something that's going to take a while to find, but if you put in all your efforts and really put yourself to it, in the end you should be able to get an attorney who knows how to have your back in your challenging moments...

Anonymity on the Internet Is a Primary Cause of Online Chaos and Counterfeiting

Thu, 07 Jun 2012 12:54:14 -0500

Anonymity on the Internet is a major impetus behind online chaos and counterfeiting. Requiring registrants of domain names to disclose verifiable identifying information would go a long way toward shining a disinfecting light on the Internet.

Plagiarism and Your Copyright Rights

Thu, 24 May 2012 14:47:25 -0500

It is a sobering fact - plagiarism is part of a writers life. I have been posting articles on the internet since 1999 and having my content "stolen" was commonplace.

Brawn Vs Brain in New Cyber-Bullying Lawsuit Involving Facebook

Mon, 21 May 2012 11:18:03 -0500

A story about an anti-bullying lawsuit involving Facebook was just mentioned on Digital Trends. A woman in the UK, who has been subject to various accounts of cyber-bullying (of course this is all "alleged") has filed a lawsuit compelling Facebook to give up the identities of those cyber-bullies in question. Problem is if Facebook caves in, what will this do for our privacy laws? It's an intriguing situation, should a precedent of this nature be set.

Digital Detectives: Search and Seizure of Electronic Devices - When the 4th Amendment Does Not Apply

Fri, 04 May 2012 10:48:26 -0500

The personal computer (PC) has ushered in a completely new way of living for people worldwide. Every day of the week, hundreds of millions of people spend countless hours on their PCs, tablets and mobile devices to handle their emails, surfing the Internet, add to or modify simple and complex files, and limitless other online activities.

Technology: Revamp Legal Cost Services

Fri, 27 Apr 2012 17:50:33 -0500

Current System: At current the masses of law organizations, forward their files to cost draftsmen for bills of cost. The cost draftsmen then extract information from the files and prepare detail assessment of bills of costs. Time recording an example: Time recording with current method of process system includes the date, activity, amount of time, fee earner name. Is Cost Budgeting Fits In?: As above mentioned detail cost incurred one case broken down in to series of steps mention earlier and this system will help in multitasking of cost breakups in court cases. Combining Law Firm Costs Professional together:- The costs expert must study and recognize the necessary change in recording the time and law firms make it certain that time is recorded in the correct format. The Future Role of the Costs Professional: Currently when preparing a bill of costs professional usually create a manual sheet for the case file. The new reforms will be cost professional will transfer electronically the time record data in to organizational bill of cost file.

E-Commerce And Cyber Crime - Part 5

Wed, 11 Apr 2012 14:06:06 -0500

E-Business security is a very sensitive process. It need to be handled very carefully. That's why the organization leaders need to be very careful and take proper steps in order to ensure a good security system.

Internet Copyright Laws and Why They Don't Always Work

Tue, 06 Mar 2012 10:46:28 -0600

Laws and regulations are an integral part of modern society, and they have been with us for a very long time, many centuries to be exact, giving us a guide to follow and conventions to respect. Well, the Internet has also become an integral part of modern society, and it's no wonder that many countries all around the world are trying to create Internet or Cyber laws that will govern everything we do online. One of the most important Internet laws is in fact the Internet Copyright Law, and here will be discussed how it works in some detail.

Canada's New Anti-Spam Legislation - How Does It Affect Your Business?

Mon, 05 Mar 2012 09:42:00 -0600

Bill C-28, Canada's anti-spam legislation, was recently passed and will come into effect later this year. While its intended target is deceptive forms of spam, Canadian small and medium sized businesses should be aware of the Act in order to ensure their compliance when contacting leads, networking and developing marketing campaigns. This article highlights the important information that small and medium sized businesses need to know.

Distance Selling Regulations

Fri, 10 Feb 2012 14:07:20 -0600

The Consumer Protection Regulations that were introduced on the 31st of October 2000 were created to help protect consumers who bought products or paid for services by phone, online, through digital TV or any other kind of distant measure that does not involve face to face selling. We explore what this entails for the online marketer.

Don't Get Your Hand Caught in the Cookie Jar

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 11:10:15 -0600

Last year one of the more controversial pieces of legislation passed by the Information Commissioners office (ICO) when it comes to the internet and website development was the law that was brought in to deal with the use of cookies. Cookies are the messages that are given to a web browser or server that is created from historical data of the user.

The Best Spousal Support Attorney

Tue, 31 Jan 2012 07:34:36 -0600

As happy as one is when they are getting married, it's ten times more depressing when the same marriage falls apart. It is not only stressful for the parties involved but there are a number of legal formalities that only increase once the case engages children as well. However, with the breakdown of a home the financial position of the partners are also affected.

Should the Government Be Able To Monitor Social Media?

Wed, 25 Jan 2012 10:34:58 -0600

Socrates once said that the virtue of goodness comes from knowledge. The counter to that is ignorance, or lack of knowledge, which is considered "evil." In modern terms...

How to Write Website Terms of Service (AKA Terms of Use or Terms and Conditions)?

Fri, 13 Jan 2012 08:28:43 -0600

There is a great deal of misinformation about what constitutes online compliance. The prevailing notion is that there are key issues that must be addressed and once accomplished "compliance" is reached and its time to move on. The truth is that online compliance is made up of ever growing and changing areas of modern corporate, regulatory, advertising and intellectual property laws.

Preparing Open Source Software Compliance Guidelines

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:06:51 -0600

Open source software is used in almost all organizations and applications. The licenses applicable to open source software are unique and unusual. It is critical that organizations properly monitor the introduction and use of this type of software. This article instructs an orgranization how to develop a proper Open Source Software Compliance Policy.

Internet Crimes: Definition and Penalties

Fri, 06 Jan 2012 14:29:56 -0600

Internet crimes are a growing problem throughout the U.S. Ranging from fraud to child pornography, the types of crimes as well as their consequences vary depending on the seriousness of the offense.

Website Contract: What Can I Use It For?

Wed, 04 Jan 2012 12:39:07 -0600

A website contract can be used when hiring a person or company to do any type of work on a website for you. You can hire a contractor to help you design your website or use the contract to hire a website developer to set up the code and functionality of your site.

Defamation Liability Can Devastate Your Business - How to Recognize and Avoid It

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 14:16:00 -0600

Defamation liability can devastate a business and a recent court decisions has made it easier than ever for aggrieved people to sue bloggers. Does your business know what defamation looks like and how to avoid it?

Cookies, FTC and Privacy - Why You Should Care About Them

Fri, 30 Dec 2011 17:38:39 -0600

Cookies have attracted lots of attention recently. ?I mean the tracking kind, not the edible kind in Christmas patterns and colors. As an entrepreneur with a web presence, cookies should have your attention as well, before your website gets the FTC's attention.

Blogging - Are You Exposing Yourself To Legal Liabilities?

Mon, 19 Dec 2011 14:55:40 -0600

The growth of Internet websites offering weblogs continue to mushroom everyday. A weblog or in short a blog is an online journal containing the personal reflections and comments provided by the writer i.e. the blogger.

Steps Involved In Formation Of Corporations And The Importance Of Business Lawyers

Fri, 02 Dec 2011 12:37:49 -0600

Corporation is a distinct and legal and separate entity from the persons who have created it. Of all the business organizations, corporation is the most common form, and its owners are not responsible to pay for its liabilities. Corporations can be classified as: profit corporations, non-profit corporations, public corporations, private corporations, professional corporations, publicly-held corporations and closely-held corporation.

Importance of A Litigation Lawyer

Mon, 21 Nov 2011 20:50:20 -0600

A legal litigation lawyer is primarily concerned with providing officially authorized proficiency desired to determine the resolution to a special kind of legal disagreement that primarily do not fall under the category of criminal offences. The conflict can range from among small individual units to among large corporations. For instance, when two neighbors come across a difference of opinion pertaining to any topic like property boundaries, and if they are unable to resolve their disparity outside the legal court, only then the role of a civil becomes essential.

Computer Crimes and Federal Offenses

Mon, 10 Oct 2011 12:51:32 -0500

Computer crimes are typically categorized as federal offenses because they involve the internet, which crosses state lines. In order to protect your legal rights, you will need to hire a federal criminal defense attorney who has represented clients in both the state and federal courts.

100 Year Old Defamation Law Gets 21st Century Make Over by a New Breed of Defamation Lawyers

Thu, 08 Sep 2011 13:57:38 -0500

One of the reasons why many modern defamation solicitors acquire their unique skills independently, is that there was no one around to teach them these skills, because these skills are not traditionally associated with solicitors' work. They are not listed in legal text-books and are highly technical. In fact, many of the special skills that effective online defamation solicitors must possess, are not necessarily legal skills but are skills which did not really exist up until very recently. These skills are not written (yet) into text-books and neither are they taught on legal courses. Knowing your law well is one thing, but understanding the magic that makes pages appear on or disappear off the internet is a completely different matter so it is not surprising at all that some traditional defamation lawyers are finding it a bit difficult to adapt and participate in this new arena.

Men Victims Of The Internet

Wed, 07 Sep 2011 16:08:01 -0500

We hear a lot about young girls being groomed on the internet by older men. This is of course one of the most disturbing subjects concerning internet use. What we do not hear about however, and what you are just about to discover as you read on, is the ease by which men, of all ages, are being groomed by women over the internet, having their photos, videos and personal details stolen and then spread over websites of a certain nature all over the world.

The Birth of Internet Crime

Tue, 02 Aug 2011 08:40:17 -0500

People have always found new and better outlets to commit crimes. With the birth of the home computer and the internet, a whole new range of criminal activities has exploded onto the scene.

Cyber Law and Privacy - Is The Game Going to Change Once Again?

Wed, 13 Jul 2011 13:02:08 -0500

On your personal computer are many things, private things, and things which are no one else's business. Bank account numbers, private emails, and all sorts of things. Likewise, when you go online to search various things - that's your business, perhaps you are planning on going to a movie, out to dinner, or shopping for a gift.

Today's Business Forecast: Increasing Clouds

Tue, 12 Jul 2011 13:55:19 -0500

They say every cloud has a silver lining - you get some benefit out of every bad thing that happens to you. When you're very happy, you're on cloud nine! If you aren't paying attention in class, your teacher might tell you to get your head out of the clouds.

Online Defamation By Employees

Thu, 09 Jun 2011 15:34:40 -0500

The Director, who was well vested in the technical side of the internet, decided to take revenge by posting negative comments and reviews about his former employer on various websites and forums. The comments explicitly suggested that the company was fraud and that it was simply taking its customers' money and never intended to deliver any work. Shortly after this Director left the company, its UK operation had almost died out. The telephone stopped ringing and current customers started to leave the company with various excuses.

Should Victims of Online Reputation Attacks And Online Intimidation Report To The Police?

Thu, 26 May 2011 14:23:16 -0500

It seems to me that the police, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Magistrates' Courts are not yet ready to effectively deal with these sorts of online harassment cases. The civil courts however are much quicker to act in response to online harassment cases with injunctions being granted within days rather than months and years.

Super Injunctions

Thu, 12 May 2011 11:09:27 -0500

Super Injunctions are normally won on grounds of privacy and human rights. They are particularly difficult to digest because our embedded sense of justice, which accepts judicial restriction on our freedom of speech whenever the truthfulness of the intended publication is questionable, finds it difficult to logically accept similar restrictions on our freedom of speech when the intended publication is likely to contain truthful information. We have been brought up to believe that telling lies is wrong, but now it appears the creators of the super injunction are telling us that telling the truth is wrong too.

Finding a Lawyer Is Easier With Attorney Videos

Fri, 29 Apr 2011 12:48:12 -0500

During the course of your life there are many different occasions where you may well need the assistance and the expertise of an attorney. It may be that you need them to represent you in a criminal case or you may need someone to seek compensation for you after you have had an accident.

Cyber Stalking and Cyber Bullying - Don't Let It Happen to You

Tue, 12 Apr 2011 16:33:53 -0500

I am on the lam. Running for my life. I feel like pinching myself because it is surreal. Is this really happening? How can it be that my life has been so disrupted by one person?

Cybercrime - Easier Than Ever To Be Accused

Mon, 04 Apr 2011 10:49:27 -0500

Broadly, illegal activity involving a computer may be called a cybercrime. With the advent of the Internet, cybercrime has exploded - not surprising with over one billion people using the Internet worldwide. There is no shortage of potential targets, and victims and perpetrators can be separated by oceans.

The Reappearance Of Characters From The Past On The Internet

Mon, 04 Apr 2011 08:59:55 -0500

What if suddenly, almost out of the blue 10, 20, 30 years on, an image from the past decides to make a reappearance in our lives with the sole purpose of destroying everything that we have worked for; our family life, our business, our achievements, our good name and our reputation? You see, before the days of the internet, unless we had left behind a forgotten son or daughter we have been, relatively easily, being able to put the past behind us.

California Cyber Bullying Laws to Protect Your Children and Teens

Fri, 01 Apr 2011 12:01:16 -0500

With the continuous use of cell phones and computer systems among children and teens, more people than ever are being harassed through cyber bullying. This is precisely why services like reverse email look-up investigations, and the California cyber bullying laws have been made available to innocent victims.

Criminals With Computers

Thu, 24 Mar 2011 11:50:04 -0500

The phrase 'cyber warfare' appears as if it is ubiquitous at present. With the recent shocking Stuxnet attack, and attacks on a range of government sites across the globe, a number of observers have warned that we are heading into a new era of conflict.

Online Legal Forms

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 12:30:06 -0500

Legal forms are part of people's daily lives. In our legal world, people constantly need legal forms for their business or personal uses. Legal forms vary in nature and complexity. They can be as simple as a bill of sale for the mere transaction of selling one's vehicle and as complex as a Limited liability company agreement for the purpose of incorporating a business. Regardless of the purpose of the document, it is imperative that the form is legal and conforms to the laws of the state and the country as a whole.

Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Update

Thu, 10 Mar 2011 10:43:56 -0600

The CFAA applies to all companies and all computers that are connected to the Internet. Potentially, there are multiple, distinct types of violation of the statute that could support a civil action. On a recurring issue in such cases- whether the defendant had authorization for his actions; the courts look at several factors: