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Primer on Internet Law and Ethics

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We've been putting together primer posts for the different forums here at Cre8asite Forums, and this is the Primer Post for the Internet Law and Ethics forum.


Law is a wide and broad subject, and it's likely that you won't find specific answers to questions that you might have in this forum. Laws surrounding the internet are in their infancy and likely are going to have just as many questions around them as answers. But you might find some legal information that can broaden your knowledge, open your eyes to possibilities, and give you a different perspective.


If you have a specific legal problem, your best option is to probably talk to an attorney, but we can share legal information here, and discuss the shape and nature of internet law and regulations.


We've covered quite a few topics in this forum. I've come up with some lists of many of them. Some of them have only begun to scratch the surface of the issues involved. But I figured that if we gave some organization to these posts, we might be able to use them as a springboard for new discussions.



Reporting Spam, Scams, and Online Fraud

Business Opportunities from Nigeria

New Hoax on the Block

Yet Another Fraud Email from "PayPal"

California Wins Anti-Spam Case

Spam Laws Site

Fed's Launch Criminal Prosecutions under CAN-SPAM Act



Legal Aspects of Building Web Sites

Exploring and Explaining Terms of Service

Is it Illegal to Sell Magazines and Books Online?



How to Find a Lawyer Online

Online Lawyers for Lawsuits



The Importance of Contracts and Negotiation

If an SEO Marketer Doesn't Deliver, Can a Client Sue?

Finder's Fees

Internet Chat - AIM, ICQ, MSN, iRC - Legally Binding?



The Legality of Linking

Deep Linking

Permission to Link

Can One Say No to Framing - or Prohibit Certain Links?




Accessible Web Sites and Airline Reservations

Disability Rights Comm Likely to Threaten Website Owners?


Law and Search Engines

Search Engines and Legal Issues

Sites Excluded from Google.fr and/or Google.de

Search Engines, Privacy and Legal Issues

Robots Above the Law?



Domain Name Registration

Toto Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Domain Name Rights

Alternate Root Software or Malware?

Sex and the Stolen Domain Name

Domain Ownership Information - Private or Public?

Who Owns My Domain?

UDRP and co.uk



Intellectual Property

Copyright / Trademark Questions

Ownership of Emails

Is My View From My Property Mine

Implied Associations


- Copyrights

Copyright Law Revisited

Has Your Website Design Been Copied?

Webpage Copyright

"Fair Use" and News Articles?

Front-End vs. Back-End and Legal Ownership

Someone Nicked a Graphic Off My Site!!

Can Copyrighted Images Be Used in Edited Form?


- Trademarks

Domain Copywriting

The Brand is the Thing... Google is NOT a Verb!

Legalities of Trademarked Name Use in Tags and Domain Names

Web Site Name


- Patents

ECommerce Patent Lawsuit Threatening Small E-Businesses

Streaming Patents



Libel Law, Blogs, and Ethics

U.S. Bloggers Gain Republishing Libel Protection

Question Regarding Law and Reviews Posted on a Web Site

Slanderous / Libellous Content in Forum Postings.

Libel Forum Question



When Good Programs get Used for Bad Purposes (Peer-To-Peer, Etc.)

Liability From Application Abuse

RIAA, Kazaa and the Courts



Internet Regulation and Litigation

Class Action Suit Filed Against Popup Server

The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace

Kazaa in US Court

Verizon Must Reveal Identities

Using Old Laws on the Internet

Data Retention in Europe

Ecommerce Regulations

Verisign Wildcard DNS

Microsoft Offers Reward to Stop Viruses

Hate Sites... What's a Webhost to Do?



Tracking Visitors, Downloads, and Spyware

Is this Not Advisable?



Wireless Access

(open) WI-FI's and the Law?

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