A helpful list of legal issues you need to consider in starting a website. This is not a recipe for avoiding a lawyer, if you use it that way you are making a BIG MISTAKE. The list should, instead,... more
Virginia has enacted a cyber-harassment law in response to the explosive growth in social media and the ability of individuals to make themselves known in a wide range of media.The statute says at Va.... more
Virginia has enacted a cyber-stalking in response to the explosive growth in social media and the ability of individuals to make themselves known in a wide range of media.
Va Code 18.2-60. Threats... more
Are you one of the many thousands of U.S. consumers who actively research restaurants and other companies before you decide where to spend your money? Review sites like Yelp and Angies List are prime... more
The potential downside of socialmedia.
It seems that almost universally new businesses believe in the positive utility of social media in the business marketplace. I would like to offer to play the... more
A mobile application, commonly known as an app, is a great marketing tool for your restaurant because of its ability to gather information from and about your customers. In order to take advantage of... more
The number one concern I have observed with our clients online terms and agreements is NOT with the substantive drafting of the provisions, but with the way these contracts (and yes, they are binding... more
Fair use is NOT exact, so there is no way to tell you "exactly" what it is. It's a judgment call to be made by a Judge based on comparison of your facts with the statute 17 USC 107 [http://www.law.... more
If you operate a website that allows users to post or generate content, you may be liable for contributory copyright infringement. With statutory damages between $750 and $30,000 per work, or actual... more
With increasing frequency, targets of negative opinions online are turning to the courts to manage the damage to their reputation that negative reviews can cause. This is short-sighted and usually... more