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- Software Patents and Alice in the Looking Glass
The public tends to believe the purpose of the Patent Office is to issue patents. The facts paint a different conclusion.
- 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.
- 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.
- I'm Being Harassed on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter; What Are My Legal Options?
Cyber-bullying has become a very big problem in America, and it is not just limited to children. Every day, thousands of people have to contend with negative, abusive, insulting, and threatening comments posted on, or linked to, their social media accounts. This has left many to wonder if there is anything they can do – from a legal standpoint – to protect themselves.
- 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.
- Internet Enables Thieves to Steal $4 Billion in Tax Refunds
Criminals are utilizing their Internet connection to file false tax returns that help them steal refunds from the innocent. In 2013, fraudulent returns saw almost $4 billion sent into the hands of scam artists. Making things worse is the fact that the Internal Revenue Service is having a hard time stopping the fraud from happening in the first place.
- Technology in Litigation and its Cost Saving Ways
Technology has become a staple in today’s legal industry by shaping and changing the way business is conducted.
- Facebook Pictures and Privacy Concerns with Facial Recognition Technology
Face Recognition Technology
- How the Internet is Destroying Small Business Commerce and Legal Remedies
The Internet is destroying the enforceability of small business contracts. Here are a few examples: Case 1: Painting Company and the BBB. - A house painting company (“PaintCo”) bid on and signed a contract with a home owner to paint his house. The contract had a three day cancelation clause which was not invoked.