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Articles by William Galkin

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Terms of Use serve both, as the agreement that defines the legal relationship between a website and its users and a non-legal marketing document that sets the tone of the ongoing relationship that the website seeks to establish with its users. Well prepared Terms of Use will achieve an effective balance between these often competing […]

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It’s really basic: ownership of the copyright in work a business pays for can often be critical for successful commercialization of that work. Unfortunately, the U.S. Copyright contains arcane provisions that will often produce a counter-intuitive result – leaving full copyright ownership with the contractor. How could this possibly be?? Internet attorneys, advisors and businesses […]

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Observers of Internet trends often pronounce that privacy is a fiction and that it is futile to try to reclaim it. Whether that perspective is correct or not does not matter when faced with a Complaint issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The Facebook Complaint and Consent Order recently issued by the FTC provides […]

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It’s no secret that piracy of music and movies over the Internet is rampant and costs the entertainment industry billions of dollars annually. Most people involved in this activity are not hardened criminals, and if asked, will probably admit that it is a technical violation of the law, but that it’s not really that illegal. […]

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