E-Commerce - Legal Aspects
Legal Information about E-Commerce
E-Commerce - Legal Aspects
While e-commerce can take on many forms, one of the most common practices related to electronic commerce is the practice of "e-tailing." Also known as "virtual storefronts," this is the practice of listing products for sale in a catalog format on a website. Some e-tail sites (perhaps most notably Amazon.com) take this a step further and aggregate numerous smaller stores into a unified system like a "virtual mall."
Other examples of ecommerce include subscription sites, mobile application sales, electronic book purchases, online auctions, and the procurement of various services via the web.
- ABA - Electronic Commerce Law Subcommittee
The American Bar Association Electronic Commerce Subcommittee develops and recommends efficient, flexible and equitable policies, principles, and practices for business-to-business and business-to-consumer electronic commerce. It's actively engaged in projects directly aqnd through three working groups: the Consumer Protection Working Group; the Working Group on Transferability of Electronic Assets, and the Electronic Contracting Practices Working Group.
- Basic Guide to E-Commerce
Guide to doing business over the internet/web. Includes: Basics; Getting a Computer, Connecting to the Internet, and Developing a Web Page; Understanding Electronic Data Interchange (EDI); Building and Managing a Virtual Team; Product Development; Developing Your Online Store, Online Transactions, etc.; Online Marketing and Monetizing Your Website; and Other General Resources.
- E-Commerce and Tax Law Journal
A legal publication created and published by the Internet Business Law Services (IBLS), the world's largest Internet law publisher and Thomas Jefferson School of Law Masters in Law Program. The Law Journal publishes writings by academics, practitioners and policy makers on a variety of topics, including e-commerce, electronic contracting, techno torts, cyber crime, privacy, Internet taxation, international taxation, etc
- E-Commerce and the Law
An e-commerce guide that covers: E-commerce Regulations; Tips for complying with the E-commerce Regulations; Regulations applying to telephone and fax marketing; Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations; Tips for complying with the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations; E-commerce and the Data Protection Act 1998; Distance Selling Regulations; and Provision of Services Regulations.
- FTC - Online Advertising and Marketing
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the primary federal agency regulating e-commerce activities, including use of commercial e-mails, online advertising and consumer privacy. This page provides information and links to legal resources, which include: Case Highlights; Reports and Workshops; Laws, Rules, and Guides; and Compliance Documents.
- SSL Privacy Seal Program - Guardian eCommerce
SSL Privacy Seal Program is a third party site verification provided by Guardian eCommerce. Its primary objective is to help protect online consumers worldwide by identifying safe and trustworthy web sites.
- UNCITRAL - Electronic Commerce
The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) was established by the General Assembly in 1966 to further the progressive harmonization and unification of the law of international trade. The Commission has since come to be the core legal body of the United Nations system in the field of international trade law.
Starting an E-Business
- Overcoming the Obstacles
Entrepreneur article about how to clear 9 common hurdles to ebay business success.
- Start on Online Business
Regardless of where you choose to operate your business, certain general requirements always apply. Before you can begin completing specific online business steps you must follow the basic rules for starting a business. Use these tools and resources to help take you from preparing your business plan and to becoming a successful business owner.
- Starting an eBay Business
Article about how to start a business on ebay.
- Starting an Ebusiness on $1000
This article provides information about starting an Ebusiness with very little capital.
- Starting an EBusiness: What's Involved?
Basic components of an eBusiness
- Starting Your Own E-Business: The Plan
A Plan for starting your own online business.
- Domain Name Disputes
This page discusses domain names and the resolution of domain name disputes by the Internet community.
- Domain Name Legal Issues
The Legalities of Buying and Selling Domain Names
- Domain Name News
DomainNameNews.com provides daily information about domain sales, domain company news, and other domain industry news and views.
- The Domain Industry News Magazine
Practical Tips For Protecting Your Domain Names.
Articles on HG.org Related to E-Commerce
- Bipartisan Bill Looks to Crack Down on Rogue WebsitesA bipartisan group in the U.S. House of Representatives recently introduced legislation intended to combat the illegal distribution of counterfeit goods via rogue websites hosted overseas. The proposed bill greatly expands protections for intellectual property (IP) and, if passed, would bring sweeping changes to copyright law.
- Facebook Pictures and Privacy Concerns with Facial Recognition TechnologyFace Recognition Technology
- Did Lawsuit Get Filed in The Right Place?In the age of the internet, filing lawsuits has become more complicated. Consider the scenario where you order a product from a website and the company is from out of state or maybe you are working with an vendor or supplier that is located out of state. Some dispute arises and a lawsuit is imminent. Where should the lawsuit be filed?
- $1.5 Million For Texting? That is Awesome, DudeBetween email and texting and IM and social media messaging in its varied forms, the number of ways to communicate without ever actually speaking is astonishing. And it can lead to big problems when combined with continuing contract discussions. If your life is anything like mine, you were forced into text messaging kicking and screaming.
- User Agreements for your websiteDon't think you need contracts for your website? Think again! Consult a lawyer today that specializes in internet law.
- “I Never Signed Nuthin!” Five Tips For Small Biz Internet ContractsIf you’re a small business with an e-commerce website you’d be best served making sure your site does substantiate understanding of the transaction and it does confirm assent to the terms in what the courts have uniformly called a “fair and forthright” manner. Here are five tips to help you do just that.
- Internet Marketing Law - FTC and Advertising RulesMarketing and Advertising on the Internet is subject to the same laws as any other medium. Sometimes people do not follow those rules, and the FTC or State AG is involved.
- If My Only Contact with a State Is My website, Can I Be Sued There?A recent decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Penguin Group (USA) Inc. v. American Buddha may make it easier for New York plaintiffs asserting copyright infringement over the Internet to haul infringers into court in New York.
- A Recipe for DisasterWhy a magazine is in hot water over a half-baked response to alleged copyright infringement.
- How to Protect Your Business against Internet DefamationThe Internet is, as the cliché goes, "a marketplace of ideas." Whether a person has an opinion on politics, commerce, or even the show they saw on TV last night, there is always a forum to spread their opinion on, and that opinion will be available worldwide.