Is your company applying for a new top-level domain or to keep it short, a TLD? If so, who’s in charge of your new TLD project? Well, to help us better understand who is in charge at companies contemplating new dot-brands domains, we asked Business Intelligence Agency, VansonBourne, to conduct a survey about dot-brand TLDs. They interviewed 200 executives responsible for consumer-facing brands in the US and the UK, and what did we learn? Well, more than half of all executives, 52 percent, said that their IT department are driving the decision to apply for new dot-brand TLD. We also learned that six in ten executives believe that they have the necessary in-house technical expertise and infrastructure to run their TLD and further believe that they don’t need support from consultants or other outsource providers. Let me be frank, a dot-brand strategy that relies only on in-house resources is a strategy that’s probably going to fail. Continue reading Your New TLD: Build It or Buy It? – YouTube Video »
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Get Ready for the Next Big .Thing (An Overview of New gTLDs)
The Internet is about to experience a dramatic and important change that will affect every user. Today, web addresses and with familiar extensions such as dot-com and dot-org, soon there could be hundreds more of these sort of extensions. They are called generic top-level domains or gTLDs. What’s the new gTLD mean for you? This video will help you find out.
Google seems to be in the media quite a bit. Primarily for all the good things that they have done as an employer and for the advancements with regards to the internet. However, there has been some less flattering news for Google with all the class-action lawsuits against them. The current issue that seems to be heading for a possible class-action lawsuit is in regards to a former employee claiming that Google committed fraud towards their AdSense publisher clients. The former employee unanimously stated that he and other employees, over several years, were told to refuse payments to those publishers that had large payments owed to them under the AdSense publishers program. The former employee goes on to state that the reason for them to refuse payment to AdSense publishers was because “AdSense itself hands out too many checks each month to publishers, and that the checks were too large…”.
Other lawsuit filed against Google over the past several years. Some of these include a nationwide antitrust class-action lawsuit alleging that Google monopolized the American market of internet and mobile search, a workers class action lawsuit for suppression of pay of employees, and a class-action lawsuit regarding unauthorized in-app purchases by minors.
Class-action and other complex lawsuits are a serious matter. Having trusted and experienced attorneys to represent you, no matter which side you are on in a class-action lawsuit, is crucially important. If you have questions or need more information regarding a class-action lawsuit or complex litigation issue, contract Traverse Legal for more information.
ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) has released that the first new gTLDs (generic top-level domains) have been given out. Before there were 22 gTLDs in use, such as .com, .org, and .net, but with the domain name expansion this should grow to be more than 1,400 when the program is complete. The goal of this new project is to encourage creativity with those creating the domain names, as well as providing new and innovative ways of reaching their audiences. The president of ICANN’s generic domains division said of the project, “It’s happening – the biggest change to the Internet since its inception. The weeks and months ahead, we will see new domain names coming online from all corners of the world, bringing people, communities and businesses together in ways we never imagined. It’s this type of innovation that will continue to drive our global society”.
These new gTLDs will be open to many languages, which will hopefully make the internet more globally inclusive for different regions and languages.
In order to protect trademark holder’s rights and that the introduction is stable, there will be a small wait period before these gTLDs are accessible to the public.
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So you’ve developed a great iOS application which can be downloaded through Apple’s App Store by cell phone users — specifically those who use the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, or iPad mini. Now the question is: how do you get that application approved by Apple in order to get it into the App Store?
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Some of the basics include: the requirement that your end-user license agreement (EULA) contain a number of provisions, which essentially protect Apple from any liability for your app. if you want to be an application developer and sell your app — or give it away for free — you need to protect Apple. A good EULA attorney can make sure that your Terms of Service and privacy agreement comply with Apple’s current requirements.
You also want to protect yourself and your company from any liability as a result of a user downloading your app from the App Store. Your EULA and privacy agreement will control the relationship between you and the people who download the app, use your app, or otherwise interact with your app through their iPhone. You need to pay special attention to these agreements so that you and your company are fully protected from liability, and that you spell out the mandatory terms of privacy. Your privacy agreement, relevant to your app, will tell people what personal identifiable information you are collecting from them, how you are using it, and who you are sharing it with.
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One of the neatest features of Apple’s iOS is the ability to run apps from the App Store. Read on to learn how to buy and download apps from the App Store and …
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If you’re looking to get your app approved in the Apple App Store, feel free to contact one of our internet law specialists. Our attorneys have a proven track record of getting apps approved and in compliance with Apple’s mandatory requirements. You can contact one of our EULA and Apple App store attorneys for more information.
Privacy Agreement Lawyer Update: You need to tell web visitors what information you’re collecting and what you’re doing with it.Monday, February 25th, 2013
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The Telephone Consumer Protection Act, mostly referred to as the TCPA, essentially creates certain requirements that must be met by any party that contacts another via automatic dialing systems, artificial or pre-recorded voice messages, SMS text messages, and fax machines. It’s really a contact, in the context of an advertisement. If someone is contacting another via any of those mediums, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act may apply.