On Tuesday, September 16th, ballots for the 10th Anniversary T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Awards will be distributed...
In response to online retailers threatening their customers with hefty fines for posting negative...
On Tuesday, September 16th, ballots for the 10th Anniversary T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Awards will be distributed to all who are on the master list and have “subscribed” to the list since the nominations were made. All those who received notice to nominate candidates for the Awards are on the list as well as all those who “subscribed” […]
In response to online retailers threatening their customers with hefty fines for posting negative reviews, California has passed legislation that bans businesses from trying to contractually prohibit customers from publicly expressing their opinion about the business. Signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday, the law outlaws so-called “non-disparagement clauses” from contracts that require […]
In the case of Clearwater Systems, Inc. v. Glenn Johnson / Clear Water Systems of Remington Inc. Case No. D2014-0878, the panelist took the attorneys for the Complainant to task for bringing the complaint in Bad Faith, thus finding Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. The following is that part of the decision that every Complainant’s attorney […]
My good friend Michael Gilmour blogs under the name Whizzbangsblog. He has been writing and investigating whether or not the domain investment industry is represented by either the dan.org or the ICA. I have taken the liberty of re-publishing his latest blog and welcome your comments on the questions that he poses. A Domain Name […]
Twitter is reviewing its policies on privacy and support for family members of deceased users after Robin Williams’s daughter was sent abusive messages following his death. Twitter has suspended “a number of accounts” related to the incident, Del Harvey, vice president of trust and safety for the San Francisco-based company, said in a statement. “We […]
This is our 6 month recap on NAF decisions under the UDRP. Last week we published the results of our research on Panelists with WIPO that have ruled favorably for Domain Investors, and, more importantly, have found a number of decisions that ruled that Complainants abused the system and were guilty of Reverse Domain Name […]
Here is our semi-annual report of those panelists who have Denied more Complaints than the other Panelists. Our analysis consists of 3 lists that we have compiled for your use. The first list is the TOP 10 Panelists for the past 6 months. The second list is the TOP Panelists for the past 12 months. […]
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an important First amendment challenge to determine when Internet threats should be taken seriously by the law. The case will hopefully clarify whether threats of violence made on FACEBOOK should be judged based upon whether the person making the threats intended harm or whether the recipient of the […]
Chinese state media lashed out at Google Inc, Apple Inc and other U.S. technology companies on Wednesday, calling on Beijing “to punish severely the pawns” of the U.S. government for monitoring China and stealing secrets. U.S. companies such as Yahoo Inc, Cisco Systems Inc, Microsoft Corp and Facebook Inc threaten the cyber-security of China and […]
Egypt’s police force is seeking to build a surveillance system to monitor social media for expressions of dissent – including profanity, immorality, insults and calls for strikes and protests. According to a leaked document in which technology companies are invited to offer their services, Egypt’s interior ministry says it wants the ability to scan Facebook, […]