Topic: tech law

ICANN’s Domain Name Review: First gTLD Comments Due August 12, 2012

[Link: ICANN Unveils New gTLD Applicants for Brand Owner Review – Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP] The Internet’s naming system is about to get a lot more complicated, and that’s a big deal for brand owners. Law firm Allen Matkins explains why in this video. Key takeaways: Formal objections can be filed… Read more »

Telemarketers Beware: Supreme Court Raises Stakes of Telephone Consumer Protection Act Violations

On January 18, 2012, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled that consumers are permitted to file private actions under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act in federal as well as state court. The decision in Mims v. Arrow Financial Services opens the door for additional TCPA complaints, particularly those brought by consumers in states with weaker consumer… Read more »

Doing Business Online? 5 Ways to Reduce Legal Risks

“Any online operation should periodically assess its legal exposure to better calibrate its contractual, technological, insurance, compliance and other liability minimizing measures.” (From Limiting Legal Exposure for Online Platforms with a Preliminary Legal Audit by Wahab & Medenica LLC)  Whether you’re selling silk pyjamas, second-hand books, or software, it’s likely that your business has a… Read more »

Cloud Computing and Security: Know Your Risks Before You Jump In

“The FBI ranks cyber-attacks as the third greatest threat currently facing the United States, eclipsed only by nuclear warfare and other weapons of mass destruction. According to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse 500 million sensitive records have been compromised since 2005… These problems are going to get worse. Indeed, 2011 has already been labeled the ‘year… Read more »