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  • All Digital Assets Are Not Legally Equal

    November 02, 2017 |

    The Internet has generated a new set of assets known as "digital assets." Broadly defined, a digital asset is an electronic record in which an individual has a right or interest. This definition erroneously implies that digital assets should be treated as a legally equivalent set of assets when, in fact, failure to differentiate digital assets into one of three distinct classes will result in legal difficulties.

  • Are 'Smart Contracts' Smart Enough?

    September 02, 2017 |

    Certain Legal Functions Can Be Automated with the Use of Blockchains

    The automation of certain attorney functions has given rise to a new form of contracting, known as "smart contracts." Consequently, a decrease in the demand for certain attorney functions that can now be performed by Internet applications is matched by an increase in demand for legal advisers who can prepare smart contracts and ensure these smart contracts accurately reflect a desired business transaction.

  • Internet Legal Ethics and Client Privacy

    August 02, 2017 |

    Internet professional responsibility and client privacy difficulties are intimately associated with the services offered by lawyers. Electronic attorney services result in data gathering, information exchange, document transfers, enhanced communications and novel opportunities for marketing and promotion. These services, in turn, provide an array of complicated ethical issues that can present pitfalls for the uninitiated and unwary.

  • Blockchain: A Short Primer for Lawyers

    March 02, 2017 |

    This article familiarizes lawyers with cryptocurrency and, particularly, the enabling blockchain technology, methodologies and systems. It also introduces lawyers to blockchain's current and future uses and points to other resources to learn more about this profoundly disruptive and promising collection of technological advancements.

  • Blockchain: A Short Primer for Lawyers

    March 02, 2017 |

    This article familiarizes lawyers with cryptocurrency and, particularly, the enabling blockchain technology, methodologies and systems. It also introduces lawyers to blockchain's current and future uses and points to other resources to learn more about this profoundly disruptive and promising collection of technological advancements.

  • Five Steps to a Successful Social Media Strategy

    August 02, 2016 |

    Have you heard? 70% of the U.S. Internet population are using social media and more than 50% of them are over the age of 35 (that's right ' it's not just millennials). But did you know that in-house counsel are active social media participants? In fact, their usage is growing and today nearly two-thirds of general counsel are engaging at least weekly in social media for professional reasons.

  • Equity Crowdfunding

    April 02, 2016 |

    There has been a great deal of media attention the past several years about the JOBS Act. It has various components that do various things. The aspect of the JOBS Act that has the potential to touch the largest number of Americans is Title III (Crowdfunding).

  • Avoid Drowning in Data

    June 02, 2015 |

    Data is a rich source for evidence in litigation and, for many companies, a valuable asset. What is less apparent, however, is exactly how to properly manage information and its privacy and security. However, over the past several decades, best practices have been developed for establishing and managing a comprehensive privacy, data protection and information governance program. This article summarizes those learnings to suggest an approach for how to design and run a program that is right for your company.

  • Loss for QVC on Internet Crawling Case

    April 02, 2015 |

    In an opinion that has defined a section of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), a law that has been clouded by decades of amendments, a federal judge in Philadelphia has ruled in favor of an Internet startup company and against retail giant QVC.