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Wikipedia Dispute Resolution

February 10th, 2010 · No Comments

Putting my last name into Google a few days ago, I found an article recently published in volume 59(1) of the Emery Law Journal regarding the role of dispute resolution in the collaborative online production of the English Wikipedia project. As the article mentions in detail (pgs. 166-170), I had a role in the policy […]

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Tags: Alternate Dispute Resolution · Internet and Web 3.0 · Internet law and blogs · Not-for-profit law · Ruminations

What to do when your lawsuit hits the Blogosphere?

April 28th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The astounding thing was that some of the commentary misstated the alleged facts, or drew erroneous conclusions, i.e. that my client’s career had been permanently ruined. True, the failed performance had a negative impact on him, but to his credit he has returned to creating music of a very high caliber having recently received prizes and awards which show the depth of his talent and virtuosity.

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Tags: Business law · Contract law · Intellectual property · Interesting legal cases · Internet law and blogs · Not-for-profit law · Ruminations

Removing stolen blog content with a Takedown Notice

February 8th, 2008 · 22 Comments

You often read about blog authors who complain that some “scraper” has republished their blog content on a completely unaffiliated site without permission even when then blog owner has not released that content with an “open source” or so-called “copyleft” license. Can a blog owner easily stop such vandalism? Yes. Under United States Copyright law […]

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Tags: Intellectual property · Internet law and blogs

Defamation in the blogosphere

December 11th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Are you responsible if some anonymous poster writes a comment about someone on a blog and it is defamatory? It is certainly true if you own the blog and you write a posting on the blog that you are responsible for the legal consequences of your authorship, but if a third party writes a comment […]

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Tags: Defamation - libel and slander · Internet law and blogs · Ruminations