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Enforceability of online terms of use: guidance for nonprofits from a federal appeals court

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 15 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently decided a case addressing the enforceability of "browsewrap" terms of use, which are terms

Is it safe to use seals to promote your product? NAD says foo to Fuhu

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 1 2014

Everyone loves an award. It is one thing when a marketer promotes its own product but to be able to back promises with a seal, a certificate, or

California enacts law protecting minors’ digital privacy rights

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 24 2014

Kids say the darndest things, and California wants to make sure that when it comes to their online postings those kids get a do-over. On January 2015

Luxury brands face setback in efforts to "follow the money" against online merchants

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 20 2014

For years, luxury brand manufacturers like Gucci have been trying to recover profits from online merchants who sell counterfeit goods via offshore

Ten practical tips for developing a FINRA-compliant social media policy

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 20 2014

On October 14, 2014, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) fined a securities analyst $15,000 for "tweeting" opinions about securities

FTC finds TRUSTe didn’t verify

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 19 2014

"Trust but verify" is an old Russian proverb that former president Ronald Reagan used in arms negotiations with his Soviet counterpart Mikhail

Your websites terms of service are unenforceable

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 17 2014

The vast majority of Terms of Service (TOS) on websites are unenforceable. Companies spend a great deal of time and money in crafting what they

Enforceability of online terms of use: guidance from the Ninth Circuit

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 14 2014

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently decided a case addressing the enforceability of terms of use posted on websites as mere notices that are

ECPA legislation under congressional consideration

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 12 2014

September featured several developments in the ongoing debate over the limits on the government's ability to access personal electronic

FTC publishes first COPPA enforcement actions under revised regulation

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 12 2014

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced two settlements of enforcement actions involving the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA"