As the Internet’s role in business and communications expands, so too do the opportunities for people and companies to face piracy issues, online defamation suits and domain name infringement and other trademark violations. Ifrah Law has significant experience representing clients in these areas.
Legislation surrounding online piracy has generated a lot of attention. While some people are understandably concerned about the reach of this legislation, for people involved in an online piracy dispute, the current laws that apply to your situation can have a significant impact on how well your rights are protected. Ifrah Law has extensive experience representing clients who are involved in Internet-related piracy issues.
ISPs and other hosts of online communications enable countless individuals to communicate in real-time, from around the globe. Since monitoring the truth and legality of their users’ posts would be infeasible, Congress passed Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA 230). Ifrah Law has proven experience in applying CDA 230 to ISPs and other social networking hosts to protect them and their businesses from defamation suits.
With so many commercial activities being driven by the Internet, it’s critical that companies constantly monitor their brands in the online space for cybersquatting and instances of domain name trademark infringement. Ifrah Law has over 20 years of involvement in the domain name arena and we understand the enforcement actions to use for each individual case, whether it be a UDRP proceeding, a suite under the ACPA, or some other option.
When a blogger posted email exchanges directly from a hacked computer, and the exchanges contained copyrighted material, Ifrah Law utilized the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). DMCA takedowns are a powerful tool in data piracy issues, providing a process for a copyright owner to give notification to an online service provider concerning alleged copyright infringement.
Ifrah Law sent DMCA notices to the two web hosting services in California and Pennsylvania, requesting the immediate takedown of the sites due to copyright infringement. Almost immediately upon receiving the request, the web hosts took down the site or the offending material. We sent a similar notice to Facebook, which took down the offending material, as well.
Copying and stealing of content does not have to be taken for granted on the Internet. Trademarks and intellectual property can and should be protected. You can stop it, and Ifrah Law can show you how.