Transcription: Aaron Hall : Ernest, what types of emerging issues are you seeing in the law as it relates to technology? Ernest Grumbles : Law relates to technology. So you still have ongoing disputes about for example, the patentability of software. This varies. There are clients who are trying to protect you. The Supreme Court... Read More →
Minneapolis Internet Attorney
Minnesota internet attorney, Aaron Hall, has been representing internet-based companies and individuals in internet legal issues for years. His representation has included a wide variety of matters from internet legal claims in United States federal court to simple cease and desist letters involving domain name disputes. In addition to disputes, attorney Aaron Hall advises internet-based companies in complex deals related to their internet business.
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In the age of society’s obsession with sharing everything in blog posts, Facebook comments, and 140 character tweets right to privacy still remains an ingrained part of America’s consciousness. The public’s outrage over the NSA scandal is evidence of this. But, what are your damages for an invasion of your privacy? It is fairly... Read More →
Introduction to Trademarks and the Internet Trademark rights are effectively regional in nature. That is, one can only assert his or her rights against another using a same or similar trademark (or “mark”) likely to cause consumer confusion. Traditionally, consumer confusion resulted from mor e than one company using similar marks within the same geographical... Read More →
The following post has been adopted from the Minnesota Department of Revenue's Fact Sheet, Solicitor Nexus. Beginning July 1, 2013, an out of state retailer is presumed to maintain a place of business in Minnesota if they: enter into an agreement with a resident for commission or other substantially similar consideration; and the resident representative... Read More →
Enforceability of Clickwrap Agreements If you have purchased software, you have undoubtedly encountered a clickwrap agreement. Clickwrap agreements are contracts between the software owner and the user. As you might imagine, the terms of those agreements are not negotiated by the users and are generally very unfavorable to the user/buyer of the software. Users may... Read More →
This post been adopted from the Minnesota Department of Revenue’s fact sheet, Computer Software Sales Tax.￼ Prewritten Computer Software Custom Computer Software Prewritten Computer Software with Modifications Other Charges Capital Equipment Refund Claims Exemption Certificates Sales to Nonprofit Organizations Equipment Sales Local Sales and Use Taxes Maintenance Agreements Prewritten Computer Software The sale, lease or license... Read More →
Amazon cancelled all Associates accounts in Arkansas, Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina and Rhode Island. Amazon continues to deny companies and residents in these states from participating in the Associates program. On January 17, 2014, Amazon Associates provided this warning for those attempting to open an Amazon Associates account in a prohibited area: "Residents of... Read More →
R & D Film 1, LLC files Copyright Infringement Lawsuit against 41 John Does in Western District of Washington
On January 8, 2013, R&D Film 1, LLC filed a two-count Complaint attempting to allege Direct Copyright Infringement and Contributory Copyright Infringement involving the motion picture "the Divide" against 41 John Doe Defendants. The case is pending in the United States District Court for the Western District Court of Washington and has been assigned case... Read More →
Zambezia Film Ltd. files Copyright Infringement Lawsuit against 51 John Does in Western District of Washington
On March 5, 2013, Zambezia Film Ltd. filed a two-count Amended Complaint attempting to allege Direct Copyright Infringement and Contributory Copyright Infringement involving the motion picture "Adventures in Zambezia" against 51 John Doe Defendants. The case is pending in the United States District Court for the Western District Court of Washington and has been assigned... Read More →
On January 12, 2012 the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) began accepting applications for registration of new generic top level domain (gTLD) names. Top level domain (TLD) is the character string to the right of the period following the domain name, for example, ".gov." The applications for gTLDs were accepted until May... Read More →
Electronic data interchange (or EDI) has been in existence for some time and detailed trading partner agreements can avoid many of the costs and concerns in doing business on-line via EDI...
Online software licenses can and should be as short and simple as possible. Although the needs of the particular business should be addressed, some of the basic terms which would appear in any such license agreement include the following boilerplate terms:
The following are essential steps in implementing any online distribution process: The user should receive some notification prior to buying or downloading the software that it is subject to a license agreement...
This post is part of a series of posts entitled A Legal Guide to the Internet. For a comprehensive list of articles contained in this series, click here. If contemplating on-line distribution, it is essential to have an enforceable on-line agreement with the end user to protect valuable intellectual property rights and minimize any potential risk and liability.... Read More →
There are some key issues for any business to consider relative to online distribution of software or other products... Software vendors are now both marketing and actually distributing software online. The more common approach, however, still remains ordering of the software product over the Internet...
It is important to remember that most of the current commercial transactions on the Internet, and most of the anticipated transaction growth, occur as business-to-consumer sales. In such cases, the selling business wants to create on the Internet a virtual storefront allowing for anytime sale of products.
Traditional tests of personal jurisdiction are applied to cases involving Internet activity. Presence on the Internet will not automatically subject one to jurisdiction anywhere. Recent cases indicate that merely posting information on a web site with no contact or interaction with the forum state...
On May 22, 2002, Minnesota enacted two laws related to Internet privacy and commercial e-mail solicitation, otherwise known as anti-spam legislation, which become effective March 1, 2003. The Internet privacy portion of the law (Minn. Stat. 325 M.01-325M.09) is designed to restrict the ability of an Internet...
The European Community has gone far beyond the United States in its efforts to protect privacy rights. A Directive passed by the European Parliament in November 1995 requires that, among other things, personal data can only be processed if the subject has granted “unambiguous consent” to the collection and disclosure and use of the information.
Since the Internet involves the transmission of large amounts of data among and between a large number of people and organizations, privacy of such data is of great concern. This problem has been widely discussed and debated and is likely going to grow in intensity as the collection and communication of personal data continues to increase.