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- Indiana Hotel Charges a Customer for Posting a Negative Online Review
In March of 2016, Katrina Arthur and her husband were guests at the Abbey Inn in Nashville, Indiana. In statements made to the press and to the hotel after their stay, the Arthurs said that they experienced problems at the hotel as soon as they arrived, noting that their hotel room was unkempt.
- Does Moderating Your Website Make You Liable for Copyright Infringement?
Online platform providers are increasingly looking for ways to curate user generated content, both to promote good content and filter bad content. As a recent example, YouTube has taken steps to demonetize channels that may not align with the values of their advertisement buyers. Nearly everyone running an online platform is working on removing internet troll comments.
- Cyber Harassment Can Now Be Considered an Act of Domestic Violence
The New Jersey Legislature recently added Cyber Harassment to the list of crimes that can be considered an act of domestic violence under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act.
- Social Networks and International Law
International social networks are constantly changing and adapting to the responses and needs of various citizens through several countries. This means tighter control and rigid laws in place sometimes, but there may also be more freedom for users that could lead to complications and legal entanglements.
- Legality of Posting Online Reviews of Products
Posting online reviews for products or to inform consumers about the website is a legal gray area in general. However, if these reviews are from the company, family or friends of the business or fake, this is considered a violation per the Federal Trade Commission.
- A Ransomware Infection Risks Business Health
Ransomware is a menacing cyber threat because it exposes a business to cyber extortion. A ransomware infection can harm a business by opening up its legal risks and shutting down its operations.
- Abusing Children Via the Internet
Child abuse has long been a problem, but the internet has opened up doors for more abuse to occur.
- What Are You Agreeing to When You Shop Online?
Shopping online is big business, projected to surpass $3.5 trillion by 2020. Although China spends far and away more money in e-commerce than any other country, its closest competitor is the United States.
- FTC’s Role in Promulgating Laws about Digital Marketing
Digital marketing and an online presence are utilized by many companies to take advantage of the growing need for the internet connection to an increasing e-commerce world. Because of this, the Federal Trade Commission is pressed to implement guidelines and strategies that are morally and ethically responsible.
- Is Social Media Protected by the First Amendment?
On February 27, 2017, for the first time, the U.S. Supreme Court discussed social media in the context of the First Amendment, recognizing social media as “a crucially important channel of political communication,” arguably deserving of First Amendment protection.