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  • 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
      by HG.org

    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
      by HG.org

    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
      by HG.org

    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.

  • Sex Crimes Involving Internet Interactions
      by HG.org

    Sex crimes are prevalent in each state to varying degrees. Of these, many offenders are convicted of crimes involving interactions through the internet. Some use profiles to capture the attention of specific people, while others create or distribute illegal content such as child pornography.

  • Remedies for Cybersquatting

    Have you ever noticed that when a person or business name becomes popular or well-known, there’s often an unrelated third party prepared to park or register website domains in the name of that person or business? In many such cases, the third party’s objective involves making an easy profit by holding the domains “hostage” until the rightful owner of the name or mark is willing to pay a premium for the domains. This is called cybersquatting and it is illegal.


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