Topics: The Internet & The Law - 32 results


Posted 2 years ago in Estate Planning Internet Law by Aaron Kase  
New Laws for Facebook After Death

Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Paypal, investment accounts, frequent flier miles, LexisNexis access — consumers today take advantage of a wealth of online services across a broad swath of industries. But what happens to all those accounts, filled with photos, memories, insights and money, after a person dies? The issue is doubly important for services like Paypal or online bank accounts that contain actual cash assets, but families can gain real or emotional value from the non-monied contents of Facebook or email …

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Posted 2 years ago in Internet Law by Michele Bowman  
Cell Phone Tracking Software Makes DIY Spying Easy

Ever been tempted to use technology to spy on someone? Cell phone tracking software makes it easier than ever to do so – but it can also easily lead to criminal liability. Keeping tabs on your kids via their cell phones may be understandable and not likely to get you thrown in jail or sued. But tracking and listening in on people who have not consented is clearly illegal.   Suspicious Spying Take for instance Spybubble, one of many brands …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law Social Networks by Michele Bowman  
Juror Faces Jail Time for Googling Defendant

Judges are struggling to control the flow of social media into their courtrooms. One Florida judge, burned already by jurors whose violations of his orders not to talk about or research cases have caused mistrials and other disruptions, may be sending a juror to jail. Vishnu Singh was a juror in a capital murder trial in Hillsborough Circuit Judge William Fuente’s courtroom until Oct. 10, when Judge Fuente discovered that Singh had Googled the defendant on a break, violating his …

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Posted 2 years ago in Internet Law by Amber Statler-Matthews  
Copyrighting Your Web Creations [Video]

  When Venus the two-tone cat became an Internet sensation, her owner realized she should get a copyright lawyer. As reported by field producer Amber Statler-Matthews of Lawyers.com, the owner wanted to use the cat’s image to sell products and support animal rescue groups. She called intellectual property lawyer Nancy Flint of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Flint explains that once you create a picture, video or poem you hold the copyright. But you cannot enforce your copyright unless you register it …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law Social Networks by Michele Bowman  
Amanda Todd Suicide Highlights Cyberbullying Danger

Teenagers hang out on Facebook the same way Baby-boomers hung out at soda shops and Gen-X’ers hung out at the mall. As a result, social media has given bullies a new way to torment their victims, and parents need to be aware of the dangers that lurk online for their teens. Amanda Todd, a Canadian teen who was cyberbullied into committing suicide on Oct. 10, is only the latest in a string of sad cases, from Massachusetts and New York …

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