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Waiting on New Web Domain Names

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The ever-expanding World Wide Web has gotten even bigger with the Jan. 29 rollout of new domain possibilities beyond the .com spectrum. But if you own a small business, is a new domain your best bet or just a bluff? A Wall Street Journal poll reported that a majority of Web domains still ended in […]

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Written by Phil Corso

March 24th, 2014 at 7:59 am

Target’s Data Breach

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According to a U.S. News & World Report article, as the year 2014 started, there were over 317 million people living in the United States. Based on a January update by Target regarding the data breach, a good number of us shopped at Target recently. “As part of Target’s ongoing forensic investigation, it has been […]

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Written by Lisa Johnson, Esq.

March 14th, 2014 at 12:47 pm

What’s Trending Now in Small Business

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Last year, small business owners and entrepreneurs had to pay more attention to technology, the Internet, and mobile than ever before. If they weren’t executing content marketing campaigns online, optimizing their marketing and sales through mobile, or setting up security systems to combat cyber attacks, they would be left in the dust. The following are […]

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Written by Kylie Jane Wakefield

March 3rd, 2014 at 3:15 pm

$222,000 Illegal Downloading Damages Award Reinstated

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The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has reinstated the $222,000 damages award against a woman the music industry says illegally downloaded and shared music online. The legal proceedings brought by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) against Jammie Thomas-Rasset have been going on for six years; originally the RIAA sued Thomas-Rasset alleging she illegally […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

September 19th, 2012 at 6:05 am

SCOTUS Declines to Hear Appeal in Illegal Downloading Case

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The United States Supreme Court has declined to review the $675,000 fine Joel Tenenbaum had been ordered to pay for illegally downloading and sharing music. As we told you at LegalZoom.com back in September 2011: The Recording Industry Association of America originally sued the student, Joel Tenenbaum, in 2009. A jury subsequently found him guilty […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

May 22nd, 2012 at 11:20 am

Posted in Internet Law,Technology

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USPTO Seeks Nominations for 2012 National Medal of Technology and Innovation

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is searching for America’s top innovators via nominations for the 2012 National Medal of Technology and Innovation. The National Medal of Technology and Innovation has been awarded by presidents of the United States since 1985; it is, according to the USPTO “the highest honor that can be […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

February 22nd, 2012 at 10:55 am

Journalist Live-Tweeting in English Courtrooms OK

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Excellent news, tweeting journalists: if you happen to find yourself in a courtroom in England or Wales with the urge to tweet, you’re free to do so! Non-journalists, however, will still have to seek permission of the court, and don’t go crazy with the Twitpics either, as photos are still prohibited. Sound recording devices are […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

December 15th, 2011 at 1:23 pm

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Small Business News Weekly Roundup: 6/17/2011

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In this week’s small business news roundup, we’ll talk about the status of lending, the potential for security breaches, useful takeaways from a recent entrepreneurship conference, and a list of small business apps you should check out. Let’s go! Small Business Lending Plummets: CNN Money informs us that a report by the U.S. Small Business […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 17th, 2011 at 9:32 am

What About Jobs? Or, Richard Dreyfuss Takes a Few Bites of Apple

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One major objection (and, arguably, defense) to End User License Agreements (EULAs) is that they tend to be prolix legal boilerplate and not able to be comprehended by the common user. Frankly, even as an IP lawyer, my eyes glaze over and I’m left just clicking and agreeing so I can get on with listening, […]

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Written by Dan Goldman

June 10th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Do Facebook “Likes” Violate Minors’ Right to Privacy?

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A St. Louis law firm has sued Facebook in federal court for allegedly using the names and photos of minors to promote their products and services without parental consent. The theory behind the lawsuit filed by Korein Tillery is that when a minor clicks the “like” button for a page of a business or other […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 6th, 2011 at 10:00 am