Fair Use. Take-down. Copyright.

Fair Use. Take-down. Copyright. Is it Fair Use? Section 512(c)(3)(A)(v) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires that copyright holders consider, whether content that is perceived as potentially infringing is fair use before they issue a take-down notice. A...

Data Breach. Privacy.

Data Breach. Privacy. Anyone who closely follows the news has heard the term “data breach” all too often in recent months. A violation of ones privacy rights.  There is little doubt that these “breaches” of consumer’s personally identifiable information (PII) via the...

Terms. YouTube.

 Terms and Conditions.  Terms of Use. Read it and understand it BEFORE you sign it, OR pay the price. Reading Terms and Conditions or Terms of Use or Terms of Service is quickly becoming the foundation for many social media related lawsuits.  I am constantly blogging...

Technology. YouTube.

Technology.  YouTube. You Tube and Technology. I love technology. It’s a wonderful tool, which makes our lives easy, fun, and more efficient. We use technology to communicate, to market, to create, to learn, and to share with others. It’s hard to imagine what we would...

Intellectual Property. Right of Publicity. Right of Privacy.

Right to Privacy. Right of Publicity. Recently someone asked me if she could put the face of a celebrity on some cookies that she baked for sale. She said, “I want to show potential customers how effective I am at creating customized cookies.” It was a great question,...

Twitter. Cyberbullying. Instagram Online.

Twitter. Social Media Use. Instagram Online. Fast paced, fun, useful, and interesting, however, social media use—when done outside of the bounds of the law—can land you into trouble.  A 17-year old teen in Philadelphia discovered this the hard way, as he faces...