Follow

Internet Law Twists & Turns Blog

Articles: 1-10 of 12

Media literacy in a time of misinformation: A Q&A with Don Corrigan

USA - January 11 2019 “Misinformation” was named the word of the year for 2018, and it’s clear we’ve entered a media world where separating truth from falsity can be…

Can social media posts be tortious or criminal?

USA - August 27 2018 Drawing the line between protected speech and unprotected action is one of the oldest issues under the First Amendment. Recent cases involving social…

When is a revision of an Internet post treated as a new post?

USA - May 23 2018 The limited time for suing for libel on an Internet post runs not only from the original posting, but also from when significant changes were made to…

New Internet frontier: you can defame through your WiFi name

USA - May 9 2018 Defamation by tweet isn’t news anymore, but surely a new barrier was broken when the Idaho Supreme Court found potential defamation in the name a…

WHOIS that infringer?

Global - April 2 2018 When a website infringed your trademark or copyright, or otherwise violated your rights, the first place you likely went was to the WHOIS database, to…

FTC: Even implied messages need explicit disclosures

USA - October 26 2017 On the Internet, it’s not just what you say, but also what you imply. Social media comments, video and image posts, and even tags and “likes,” can…

Study highlights prevalence of counterfeit and fraudulent goods online

USA - July 19 2017 Beneath the partisan rhetoric over “fake news” lies an important reality: Fraudulent practices thrive online — not just in news, but also in offerings…

Digital assets creates new complications for estate planning

USA - February 24 2017 “Digital assets” encompasses a wide variety of things, from your email and Facebook accounts to your iTunes music to your electronically stored data…

Trump libel win based on Trump libel loss

USA - January 17 2017 President-elect Donald Trump just won a libel case against a critic — for the very same reason that real estate developer Donald Trump lost a libel…

Copyright Office changes procedures for DMCA agent designations

USA - December 9 2016 If users ever post anything on a website you operate, you need to protect yourself from any copyright infringement they commit. And a new rule just…