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California Revenge Porn Lawyer - Overview

Posted by Steve Vondran | Feb 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Internet Privacy Lawyer – California Revenge Porn Overview (Invasion of Privacy)   Introduction Our intellectual property, entertainment, invasion of privacy law firm may be able to assist you if you are the victim of revenge porn or invasion of privacy on the internet. Click here to learn mo...

ActivePDF Audit Overview

Posted by Steve Vondran | Feb 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

ActivePDF – Letter of Destruction / Audits Introduction This blog discusses ActivePDF software and their audit provision and letter of destruction licensing compliance practice.  If you received a letter from this company, or their legal representatives, contact us for a free initial discussi...

Open Text software audit

Posted by Steve Vondran | Feb 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

Software Audit Essentials – Open Text   Introduction Our law firm has helped many companies facing software audits, from the Business Software Alliance to Autodesk and Microsoft.  This blog, however, deals with another company you may have received an audit letter from – OpenText.  According ...

California Privacy Lawyer

Posted by Steve Vondran | Feb 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

California Entertainment, IP & Privacy Lawyer – The “Four Privacy Torts” discussed by Attorney Steve®   Introduction California law protects individuals from privacy intrusions on a number of different fronts.  Essentially, there are 4 main torts dealing with the right of privacy in Californi...

Autodesk licenses explained by Attorney Steve®

Posted by Steve Vondran | Feb 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Software Audit Essentials – Autodesk Licensing Schemes Introduction This blog addresses question I get quite frequently when representing companies in Autodesk audits (whether internal or letters received from their main intellectual property law firm Donahue F...

Apple App Store Game Disputes

Posted by Steve Vondran | Feb 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

Apple APP Store Game Infringement Disputes Introduction Video games and mobile applications can be the subject of copyright and trademark protection.  These can also be infringed by competitor game companies who sell “copycat” games.  When a dispute arises, it may make sense to have a law fir...

The Pirate Bay Peer-to-Peer legal cases in the News

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jan 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Pirate Bay and Peer-to-Peer (from a legal perspective) What is the Pirate Bay? According to Wikipedia: “The Pirate Bay (sometimes abbreviated to TPB) is an online index of digital content of entertainment media and software. Founded in 2003 by Swedish think tank Piratbyrån, The Pirate...

Fair Use Guidelines for Documentary Filmmakers

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jan 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Fair Use Guidelines for Documentary Films Introduction In recent years documentary filmmakers have been under stricter limitations in regards to clearing copyright regulations in order to use certain content in their films. Although this seems like a specific problem only a fe...

Can you safely torrent with a VPN?

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jan 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Virtual Private Networks (“VPN”) – Will it save your from getting BUSTED file sharing Strike 3 Holding Movies? Introduction There are many LEGAL uses of Torrent protocol, and many people use VPN'S to seek to block their IP addresses.  This blog addresses whether or not a VPN is a foolproof way ...

Excocad settles DMCA and software piracy claim

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jan 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Software Infringement Updates – Exocad settles with former client for $220,000 for using cracked version of software Introduction Dentistry is “going digital” like many other industries.  Dentists and dental labs need to be careful in making sure their software is validly licensed and used wit...

Personal jurisdiction in IP infringement cases

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jan 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

MTD – Lack of Personal Jurisdiction and/or Improper Venue Under F.R.C.P. 12(b)(2) or (3) due to a lack of personal jurisdiction over Defendants. Introduction This blog talks about what it takes to establish “personal jurisdiction” in California where you have an out-of-state defendant (ex. so...

Your website violates the ADA! California court says NO!

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jan 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

2019 Internet Law Updates – Websites and ADA accessibility lawsuits – Martinez v. San Diego Credit Union Introduction CASE CITATION:  Martinez v. San Diego Credit Union, San Diego Superior Court Case No. 37-2017-00024673. We have been talking about “web accessibility” cases dealing with pers...

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