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...

Cooling Off Period. FTC Rules. False and Deceptive Trade Practices.

Cooling Off Period. FTC Rules. False and Deceptive Trade Practices. Home Solicitation   What happens if you purchase something through home solicitation, in other words, from a door-to-door salesman, but then change your mind? What recourse do you have under the law?...

Gift Cards. Internet Marketing. Small Business Marketing.

Gift Cards. Internet Marketing. Small Business Marketing. Are you thinking of putting together a gift card campaign? Have you ever offered a gift card for your products and/or services as a way to promote your business? Did you issue that card before 2010? Did your...

Copyright Infringement. Agence France-Presse. Twitter lawsuit.

Copyright Infringers in the New York Area BEWARE! As has been expected, more and more federal courts are ruling on issues related to social media and content use.  In a case that every copyright lawyer has been anticipating, recently, Judge Alison Nathan from the...

Terms of Use, Term of Use, Privacy Policy, Contract Law

Everyday in the news we read or hear about privacy on the Internet.  On any given day, someone files a lawsuit against Facebook, YouTube, Google, LinkedIn, Second Life, Pinterest, or some other social networking site.  And almost always, the lawsuit is in some way...

Virtual World. Dutch law. Runescape. Virtual Theft.

In an international case that may prove to be pivotal in the area of intellectual property, the Dutch Supreme Court recently held that virtual property is property that can be protected, and theft of such property is punishable by law. In brief, the facts of the case...