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Imagine living in a world where one can create a video of someone else speaking words that they never actually uttered in a way that can be used as comedy or easily mistaken as reality. Well, thanks to a technology known as deepfakes, we are living in that world today. So, what does a deepfake mean and why are some Internet platforms implementing this technology while others are banning it? Deepfake Definition Deepfakes are a branch of machine learning that uses deep learning technology that applies neutral net simulation to massive data sets to create a fake. Hence the name,…
Before the Internet came into full swing, parents were mostly concerned with what channels their kids were watching on T.V., what books they were reading and what the ratings were on the games they were playing. Now, thanks to the Internet, parents have an entire world wide web to be concerned with. To aide in this task, COPPA laws were introduced to protect the Internet’s younger users from sexual predators and unethical marketers online. What is COPPA Law? COPPA stands for the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. It was passed by U.S. Congress in 1998 to protect the privacy of…
Before the Internet came into full swing, parents were mostly concerned with what channels their kids were watching on T.V., what books they were reading and what the ratings were on the games they were playing. Now, thanks to the Internet, parents have an entire world wide web to be concerned with. To aide in this task, COPPA laws were introduced to protect the Internet’s younger users from sexual predators and unethical marketers online.   What is COPPA Law?   COPPA stands for the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. It was passed by U.S. Congress in 1998 to protect the privacy of children…
Social Media attorneys explain the real-life legal consequences of hacking into someone’s Facebook account or other online profile. Imagine waking up one morning to texts from your friends and family asking about your recent Facebook posts. You’re receiving screenshots of Facebook posts and Direct Messages that you know you would never send – and in fact, that you didn’t. When you try to login into your Facebook page, your password isn’t working, and you realize someone must’ve changed it. When you try to reset it, you realize you’re also locked out of your email account! This nightmare isn’t hypothetical. We’ve…
Social Media attorneys explain the real-life legal consequences of hacking into someone’s Facebook account or other online profile. Imagine waking up one morning to texts from your friends and family asking about your recent Facebook posts. You’re receiving screenshots of Facebook posts and Direct Messages that you know you would never send – and in fact, that you didn’t. When you try to login into your Facebook page, your password isn’t working, and you realize someone must’ve changed it. When you try to reset it, you realize you’re also locked out of your email account!   This nightmare isn’t hypothetical. We’ve…
Are you a social media influencer that promotes products on your social pages or online blog? Do you own an e-commerce business that hires social media influencers to advertise for your brand? If so, you need to be aware of the new rules put in place by the Federal Trade Commission to protect consumers from undisclosed online advertising conflicts. Because the practice of using online influencer is a more recent trend, the FTC decided to release a new publication for online influencers that outlines some of the FTC’s basic rules and guidelines for using social media influencers when advertising online.…
Are you a social media influencer that promotes products on your social pages or online blog? Do you own an e-commerce business that hires social media influencers to advertise for your brand? If so, you need to be aware of the new rules put in place by the Federal Trade Commission to protect consumers from undisclosed online advertising conflicts. Because the practice of using online influencer is a more recent trend, the FTC decided to release a new publication for online influencers that outlines some of the FTC’s basic rules and guidelines for using social media influencers when advertising online. …
Supplement Marketers should consider these legal tips when wording promotional materials or promotional social media posts because strict rules apply. If your language isn’t compliant with FDA or FTC standards, your company could be at risk for major fines. Trade Show Marketing Materials Thinking of taking your supplement company on the road to health and wellness trade shows? Sounds like a great way to market your products and an easy way to overlook FDA regulations. Most marketers focus on their exhibit booth size and convention floor placement rather than the rules that apply to exhibit booth content and product labeling.…
Supplement Marketers should consider these legal tips when wording promotional materials or promotional social media posts because strict rules apply. If your language isn’t compliant with FDA or FTC standards, your company could be at risk for major fines. Trade Show Marketing Materials Thinking of taking your supplement company on the road to health and wellness trade shows? Sounds like a great way to market your products and an easy way to overlook FDA regulations. Most marketers focus on their exhibit booth size and convention floor placement rather than the rules that apply to exhibit booth content and product labeling.…
Supplements. Supplements. Supplements. These days, it seems like there’s a pill for everything. Want to grow your hair? They’ve got a pill for that. Looking for an alternative to coffee? Take this “all-natural” supplement. Stressed out? How about some CBD? With such a booming market for supplements thanks to a demand for healthier living and the speed of Amazon fulfillment, laws and regulations have been in place to protect consumers from deception. Consider these legal tips from E-commerce attorneys on the best marketing practices so your dietary supplement business can thrive without any legal issues.   Dietary Supplement Legal Tip #1: Don’t Mess with The DSHEA …
What is actual malice in a defamation lawsuit? If you are curious about defamation law or are currently involved in a defamation lawsuit, you may have come across the term “actual malice” and wondered “what does this mean?” or “how can I prove actual malice in my case?” Not to worry, our defamation lawyers know how to answer your questions about actual malice in defamation cases. Let’s jump right in. Definitions of Actual Malice How to prove actual malice in a defamation case may vary, jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Additionally, in most jurisdictions, you must prove actual malice in order to…
What is actual malice in a defamation lawsuit? If you are curious about defamation law or are currently involved in a defamation lawsuit, you may have come across the term “actual malice” and wondered “what does this mean?” or “how can I prove actual malice in my case?” Not to worry, our defamation lawyers know how to answer your questions about actual malice in defamation cases. Let’s jump right in.  Definitions of Actual Malice   How to prove actual malice in a defamation case may vary, jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Additionally, in most jurisdictions, you must prove actual malice in order to win…
Can I Sue for Defamation? Take the Test and Find Out Has your reputation or your company’s reputation been disparaged? If so, you have the option to sue for defamation. However, there are requirements that you must meet in order to file a defamation claim. Take this short test to get insight from real life defamation attorneys that could help you determine if it’s worth it for you to sue for defamation.  Start Quiz Question Your answer: Correct answer: Next You got {{SCORE_CORRECT}} out of {{SCORE_TOTAL}} Your Answers The post Can I Sue For Defamation? appeared first on RM Warner
Cyberbullying is a growing epidemic not only in the United States, but all over the world. Today, children and teens are bullied more on the Internet than in person, thanks to smartphones and social media. The impacts of this kind of harassment can be severe and include depression and suicide. It’s true, Cyberbullying is lethal, but is it viewed as a crime in the eyes of the law? Currently, state Cyberbullying laws are still being proposed and implemented as legislators are now understanding the severity of the situation. In the meantime, there are still other legal methods that victims and…
Cyberbullying is a growing epidemic not only in the United States, but all over the world. Today, children and teens are bullied more on the Internet than in person, thanks to smartphones and social media. The impacts of this kind of harassment can be severe and include depression and suicide. It’s true, Cyberbullying is lethal, but is it viewed as a crime in the eyes of the law? Currently, state Cyberbullying laws are still being proposed and implemented as legislators are now understanding the severity of the situation. In the meantime, there are still other legal methods that victims and parents can use to combat cyberbullying.   What is Cyberbullying?   Cyberbullying is very similar to what traditional…