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- IT Services Agreements: Liability of Outsourced IT Services
Over the years, technological advances have allowed many companies to outsource much of the creation, maintenance and support of their information technology (“IT”) systems. Today, there are many IT service providers providing managed network services, hosted services, cloud-based services and software-as-a-service.
- 4 Ways Legal Processes Are Impacted By Technological Innovation
Technology offers huge opportunities for law firms to innovate in ways that benefit both them and their clients.
- Anticipate the Future - How Lawyers Prepare for Technological Innovation
Across our society, we are witnessing economic and technological changes at an unprecedented rate. These changes will continue to influence the way we live, work and perceive the world around us.
- Court Ruling Strengthens Protections Against Cell Phone Tracking
A judge from the federal district of southern New York has decided to invalidate evidence obtained through the use of a cell phone tracking device. This decision may serve to clarify rules about when it is appropriate to use such technology with and without a warrant.
- Can You Break the Law in Virtual Reality?
Virtual reality is now becoming mainstream. What was once a popular topic for science fiction, virtual reality is now becoming – for lack of a better word, a reality.
- California Startup Seeking to Hire Foreign Employee on H-1B Visa
by Kaass Law
Whether you are a foreign citizen willing to work in the US or an US employer that wants to hire a foreign employee, below are a number of questions Business Startup Attorneys encounter regarding H-1B visa.
- Privacy Laws and Social Media Sites
Social media sites and privacy are somewhat inherently at odds. After all, the point of social media is to share your life with the world; the very opposite of maintaining your privacy. Still, there is a difference between sharing parts of your life and all of it. Thus, a number of legal lines have been drawn in the sand regarding privacy on social media sites.
- Every Book Ever Written Soon to be Searchable on the Internet Thanks to Fair Use Doctrine
Virtually anyone who has used the Internet outside of China has heard of the search engine giant Google (China blocks Google and has its own domestic search engine). But, many did not know that in 2002, one of Google's founders, Larry Page, had a plan to put every book ever written on the Internet. The plan stalled after legal troubles, but may now be back on track thanks to the Fair Use Doctrine.
- Legal Considerations for Website Terms of Service
If you run a website, you may already be familiar with the concept of website's terms of service (“TOS”). If you are just starting out with your own site, you may not be familiar with these and need to get a handle on what is involved. In either case, terms of service can help to protect the owners of a website from liability to those who use the site or others, and should be an essential part of any website you own or design.
- Child Pornography Distribution Via Peer-to-Peer Networks
Peer-to-peer networks are commonly used in child pornography investigations. It's important to understand what they are and how they are searched. From a defense standpoint, it is important to understand whether the accused was knowledgeable about the network's settings as that can impact the charges filed.