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#FTC Compliance Coming to #Instagram

Popular social media outlet Instagram is a known for tastily inserting (obvious) advertisements into users’ feeds, but has also become a breeding ground for influencers, such as celebrities, who post glamorous shots adorned with products from various companies.  Previously, it could be impossible to know which of these influencers were just product enthusiasts or actually […]

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When CAN you SPAM? A Quick Guide to the CAN-SPAM Act

Spam.  Junk Mail.  Technically defined as “any electronical mail message the primary purpose of which is the commercial advertisement or promotion of a product or service.”  You know, the e-mails that are building up in your Gmail “Promotions” tab at this very moment and will likely go unread.  Annoying, yes.  Useful, perhaps (especially when you […]

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Search Engine Optimization Basics

Search Engine Optimization, or “SEO”, is “the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a web search engine’s unpaid results – often referred to as ‘natural,’ ‘organic,’ or ‘earned’ results.”  Typically, websites that appear on Google’s first page, within the first five results, get the most visits.  Successfully utilizing […]

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End User License Agreements: Every App Needs One

End User License Agreements (“EULAs”) are an App’s equivalent to a website’s  Terms of Use Agreement.  EULAs are technically defined as “the contract between the licensor and purchaser, establishing the purchaser’s rights to use the software.”  Designed to limit the App developer’s liability, platforms such as Apple’s iTunes Store will not even allow Apps to […]

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What Is An Acceptable Use Policy?

An Acceptable Use Policy (“AUP”) (also known as a “Fair Use Policy”) “is a set of rules applied by the owner, creator or administrator of a network, website, or service that restricts the ways in which the network, website, or service may be used and sets guidelines as to how it should be used.”  Similar […]

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How to Remove Defamatory Search Results From Google

  Hello listeners! My name is Mallory Donick and I am an Internet Law Attorney with Traverse Legal, PLC.  Today I am going to be covering one of the most frequent questions I get from callers – how do you remove defamatory search results from Google?  While it is possible, removing defamatory search results from […]

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Online Advertising: Top 5 Things You Need to Know

Whether you are new to the online advertising game or an old pro, there are several things that you must take into consideration if you plan to advertise online (which, in today’s world, is basically everyone).  The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) is the governmental agency that regulates advertising and issues guidelines on how best to […]

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FCC Publishes New Privacy Rules for ISPs

Effective January 3, 2017, the FCC’s new rule, “Protecting the Privacy of Consumers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services,” establishes streamlined privacy guidelines applicable to Broadband Internet Access Service (“BIAS”) and all telecommunication carriers.  Prior to this rule, BIAS providers were not subjected to the same privacy standards as telecommunication carriers.  The new rule focuses […]

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Web Accessibility Lawsuits Increasingly Prevalent

Using and accessing private company websites is undoubtedly a daily occurrence and often a necessity.  But what happens if, because of a disability, a user is unable to access a website fully?  Under the Title III of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), “no individual shall be discriminated against on the basis of a disability in […]

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Terms of Use Terminology

Now that you are familiarized with Privacy Policy Fundamentals, it is time to consider some of the common clauses and terminology that are located within the Terms of Use.  The Terms of Use Agreement (aka: Terms of Service; Terms and Conditions) lays out the rules that website Users must follow when accessing the site, selects […]

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