UK Online Defamation Lawyer Explains EU Jurisdiction

UK online defamation lawyer explains the starting point for issues regarding jurisdiction in online defamation cases. The author is a specialist in online defamation cases including obtaining effective injunctions, litigating for damages and pre-action disclosure applications across all social media platforms. He can be contacted on 0207 305 7491 or at support@pailsolicitors.co.uk.

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Internet Slander

Internet slander is when a person or a group of people use the Internet to falsely vilify; libel; slander; spread malicious gossip and/or to harass others. They usually do it either to gain a competitive advantage or to settle a score or through pure malevolence due to envy. These people have established certain patterns of behaviour. Below are a few tips in dealing with Internet slander should you have the misfortune of becoming a victim.

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Google Glass

According to a recent article on the Mashable website 72% of Americans have privacy concerns over Google Glass. The main objections to Google Glass are not its massive price tag – $1,500 before tax – or the bad press that some of its users have been getting, it’s privacy concerns.

According to a report released by Toluna – a market research organisation – 72% of Americans don’t want to wear Google Glass due to privacy concerns. Potential users are concerned about security breaches revealing personal data and geo-location data. There was also a perception that the glasses would interfere or distract the wearer from concentration leading to potential safety issues including susceptibility to crime.

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Modelling contracts

10 good reasons for modelling contracts between model agencies and other mother agencies; model agencies and models; and model agencies and clients that book models are:

1. A photographer introduced to the model can contact the model directly to take images. Such images may be commercially exploited leaving the model agency out of the loop.

2. Clients introduced to a model by an agency may contact the model directly cutting out the model agency.

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Intellectual property on social media

Intellectual property on social media

Treatment of Intellectual property on social media

Websites contracts govern the relationship between websites and their users making them very important for content creators and users of the Internet.

This article is concerned with the treatment of intellectual property on social media.

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Bloggers Defamation

Bloggers Defamation

The following is a recommended bloggers defamation code of ethics by Daniel J. Solove, Associate professor, George Washington University Law School

1. People should delete offensive comments quickly if asked.

2. People should ask permission before speaking about others private lives.

3. Someone who speaks about another’s private life without her consent should take steps to conceal her identity.

4. People should avoid posting pictures of other people without getting their consent.

5. People should avoid Internet shaming.

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Domain name disputes

The following 15 tips are not meant to substitute for legal advice from a suitable qualified lawyer. They are however a starting point for small and medium sized enterprises and consumers on UDRP and domain name disputes.

The 15 Tips

1.ICANN and the UDRP – Due to the international nature of the Internet a method of dealing with disputes over domain names that would apply internationally was needed. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) devised the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (the Policy) to allow a quick, affordable way to resolve domain name disputes without the cost and delays of Court litigation. The Policy is numbered from Paragraphs 1 to 9. In addition there are the Uniform Dispute Resolution Rules (the Rules). The Rules are numbered 1 to 21. The Policy sets out the legal rationale behind the Rules. The Rules set out the actual procedure of uniform domain name resolution. The 2 are to be read in conjunction. In addition each ICANN approved dispute resolution provider has its own rules.

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Contract breach lawsuits

Contract breach lawsuits

Contract breach lawsuits where there is a contract and the clauses are enforceable

What is a contract?

A contract is an agreement between individual(s) or organisation(s) (the “Parties”) that sets out the benefits and responsibilities of the Parties between themselves.

What are contract breach lawsuist?

Company A wants to install a completely new computer network system and approaches Company B to supply and maintain the new system. After a number of meetings, someone at Company A signs a quotation attached to an agreement to supply and maintain the new system. The quotation says that Company A shall make 4 instalments of £250,000 each to Company B as payment for the supply and maintenance of the new computer system. Company A then realises that they could have got a much better deal elsewhere and wish to cancel the contract with Company B. Company A writes to Company B refusing to pay, saying that the contract is cancelled because of, amongst other things, the cooling off provisions of the distance selling regulations.

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