Category Archives: Law

Parents of Child Actors: New Bill in Congress Penalizes Kids & Parents — Call Your Representative NOW!

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Congresswoman Grace Meng, who represents the 6th District of New York (Queens) in the House of Representatives, has introduced H. R. 3691, described as a bill, “To limit the number of hours that children may be employed as actors, performers, … Continue reading

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Why I Hate the WordPress “Reblog” Feature (And So Should You)

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I awoke this morning to an inbox with four notices that content to which I hold the copyright had been “reblogged” by three different bloggers who decided that instead of creating new content themselves, they’d borrow my SEO ranking, research, … Continue reading

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How to Submit a DMCA Notice to Facebook: It’s Not as Easy as Updating Your Status

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By Jonathan Bailey, Plagairism Today While there are countless hosts and providers on the internet, there are clearly some that are bigger than others. Facebook with its estimated 1.79 billion monthly active users is clearly close to the top of … Continue reading

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Can You Trust Online Reviews? Sometimes

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Over 100 million reviews have been posted on Yelp. Some of them, no doubt, are extremely accurate. Some are slightly biased. And some are downright fantasy. At least that’s what the New York Times says in an article. If that … Continue reading

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What Employers and Employees Need to Learn from a Texas Court Case about Smartphone Security

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What rights do employees have to protect their personal data on a cell phone, laptop, or tablet that they own and use for both personal and business purposes? What rights to employers have to protect their own corporate data on … Continue reading

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Thinking of Snooping on Your Beloved’s Phone? Judge Says Don’t

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If we’re being honest, most of us have been at least tempted to take a peek when our spouse or significant other leaves their phone, unlocked, just sitting there. And more than a few of us have gone beyond temptation, … Continue reading

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How Money and Fame Have Changed Fanfiction

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By Jonathan Bailey, Plagiarism Today In July 2014, at the San Diego Comic Con, director Christian Gossett and Alec Peters debuted a short film entitled Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar. The film was an unofficial (or “independent” as they referred … Continue reading

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The Right to Yelp: What the New Laws Mean for Social Media Users

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In December 2015, the U.S. Senate passed a national “right to Yelp” bill, and that legislation is pending in the House of Representatives. Meanwhile, last week Maryland followed California by passing the country’s second state “right to Yelp” bill. I’ve … Continue reading

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Jail Time for Social Media Posts? It DOES Happen!

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One of the most common fallacies surrounding the Internet and social media is that “anything goes” in the online world. People — especially kids and teenagers — tend to think that the rules of civil society don’t apply online. Because … Continue reading

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Dinesh D’Souza’s Lesson on the First Amendment & Hate Speech

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Let me begin by saying that my political opinions couldn’t possibly be farther from Dinesh D’Souza’s unless he suddenly abandoned the Republican Party in favor of the Nazis.  Not that I’m accusing the arch-conservative of being a Nazi. He’s not. … Continue reading

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