When we talk about crime, people conjure up images of shady characters lurking in alleyways or a white chalk outline on the floor. While shows like CSI and Forensic Files perpetuate these types of scenarios, violent crime isn’t the only type of crime that occurs in society. When Bernie Madoff bilks hapless investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars or Jordan Belfort peddles worthless penny stocks to unsuspecting clients, they’re committing white collar crimes. Although financial crimes such as […]
While it may seem that having the last name of Kardashian or Jenner guarantees a bidding war among companies vying for their endorsements on social media, the clamor for media or sports celebrities such as Justin Bieber or Steph Curry has quieted a bit in favor of lesser-known names that companies are enlisting to hype their products. As any business matures, however, legal issues crop up of which both companies and influencers need to be aware. Moreover, we’re now seeing […]
Who new in the early days of social platforms like Friendster and Myspace that their successors would provide the staging grounds for legal battles that test our constitutional limits and place new checks on high profile CEOs and even world leaders? To understand where we are in the evolution of social media and the law, one might need merely to follow the twitter feeds of Elon Musk or Donald Trump. Elon Musk seems to enjoy appearing in court almost as […]
In this day and age, almost everyone has some sort of a phone, whether it is an old flip phone or a smart phone. But, surveys show that while many people have Smartphones and cell phones, more and more people are doing less and less work… at work! In fact, studies show that 20% of an employee’s time at work is wasted doing things like surfing the web, playing games, being on social media accounts, even talking to friends – […]
Like thousands of other mobile software applications, medical apps are gaining in popularity for their ease of use and the valuable information they offer consumers. Medical apps were developed with a number of benefits in mind, including aiding doctors in diagnosing patients without the need to perform examinations, as well as helping patients in better management of their chronic health conditions. This convenience has made medical apps a favorite among users of mobile devices. However, their growing widespread usage has […]
The New Jersey Bar Association governs how a law firm or an attorney conducts themselves when engaging in advertising or when they are communicating via online media such as the Internet or websites. Since an attorney website is basically considered to be a form of communication or a means of advertising they are subject to being regulated by the bar’s rules. Each state may have its own set of rules regarding the handling of websites or advertisements by attorneys; and […]
CISPA is a controversial bill aimed at providing cyber security which recently passed in the House. There are many different viewpoints about CISPA and opinions are varied across the board. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is designed to enhance national security. But some believe that the bill will not only make it easier to share electronic information between a private company and governmental agencies while others feel like it gets way too close to making it too […]
Most individuals spend multiple hours every day on the Internet. Some use it primarily for entertainment or socialization, while others use the World Wide Web for work purposes; and still others are eagerly pursuing an education or seeking valuable and reliable information. For the most part there is not always a lot of thought given to the fact that there are many different types of laws which are in place to govern the Internet and its use.