Internet Law Twists & Turns

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In addition to being the world’s greatest communications medium, the Internet is one of the most effective conduits for fraud, illegality, and other mischief. Moreover, perpetrators, and the general public, tend to think that this kind of misconduct is uncatchable.  
But Internet mischief may be more catchable than is generally assumed. And the tide of

As social media has been “blurring the lines,” the Federal Trade Commission decided to make one thing starkly clear: false endorsements, even through well-meaning consumer testimonials, are illegal.The FTC sent out a “Notice of Penalty Offenses” to 700 large companies, advertising agencies, and retailers. The notice doesn’t accuse the recipients of specific wrongdoing, but

We’re suffering from “information disorder,” according to a report recently issued through the Aspen Institute. That’s not news. But how to solve this problem is the big issue, and the commission’s answer is that it will require substantial legal changes, as well as action by platforms, professionals, and academics.
Legal responses to our disinformation pandemic

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently had to decide a sensitive and difficult issue: Can you use a false identity to deceive someone when you are selling something by email? After careful deliberation, the court held that under the federal CAN-SPAM Act, such conduct was both criminal and deceitful.
Not a big deal. Deceit

On November 24, 2020, the U.S. government’s National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) and Amazon announced a joint effort to address counterfeit goods entering the U.S. In an effort to protect consumers, the operation will analyze data and conduct targeted inspections aimed at preventing counterfeit products from entering the U.S. supply chain. The