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Internet & Social Media

Our business and IP law firm understands technology.  Our website should indicate that we do things a bit differently than some of the stuffy old law firms you might run into.  We “get” social media, and we “get” technology.  We can help businesses in a wide variety of internet, social media, digital advertising, and right of publicity cases.  To get a free initial consultation, call us at (877) 276-5084.

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Introduction

Doing business in the internet age presents many incredible challenges. How to manage your brand, how to protect your reputation, and how to safeguard your intellectual property assets. Our intellectual property law firm can help businesses with the following legal matters

Legal matters we can help you with

Here is a sample of the types of “digital disputes” and new media cases we can help with (we can represent both Plaintiffs and Defendants subject to a conflicts search):

  1. Right of publicity (misappropriation of name, image, and likeness) and celebrity endorsement
  2. Online defamation (libel, slander, for example, false and defamatory reviews)
  3. Account takedowns due to copyright infringement or DMCA (ex. Etsy or eBay accounts)
  4. Commercial speech / Anti-SLAPP cases
  5. Cybertorts (ex. revenge porn, invasion of privacy, false light)
  6. Reporter's privilege
  7. DMCA "bad faith" takedown
  8. ACPA reverse domain name cases
  9. First Amendment free speech / fair use defenses
  10. “Fake News” claims and defenses

Click here for a more complete list of digital disputes.

Social Account De-Platforming and Suspension

PODCAST:  Listen to Attorney Steve® explain how one Twitter user lost 525k subscribers by violating the Twitter community guidelines.  In some cases, we may be able to submit an appeal to platforms such as YouTube, TikTok, Facebook, Twitter and others.

If you have any legal issues with any of the following sites, contact us to discuss.  We are a social media litigation law firm in San Francisco, California.  We have other offices in Orange County, San Diego, Phoenix, and Santa Monica (LA).

  1. TikTok
  2. WhatsApp
  3. Sweatcoin
  4. Dent
  5. Rappi
  6. Holla
  7. Reddit
  8. Coinbase 
  9. Telegram
  10. Bambu
  11. Settle
  12. ClipClaps
  13. YouTube
  14. BotBroker
  15. Signal
  16. Coinflip
  17. Proton
  18. Yubo
  19. Stash
  20. Toast
  21. Yolo
  22. Moonlighting
  23. Apple (ex. mobile app disputes)

What is the First Amendment? [We handle first amendment, anti-censorship, defamation, and anti-SLAPP cases]

VIDEO:  Click on the picture to hear Attorney Steve explain the First Amendment to the United States Constitution (free speech and common exceptions).  Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to our popular legal channel by Clicking on the RED “V” for Victory!  We are now over 2,600,000 video views and approaching 25,000 subscribers.

Defamation explained by Attorney Steve

Here is a blog I did discussing the elements to prove defamation under California law.

An Overview of California Right of  Publicity Law

VIDEO:  Click on the picture to hear Attorney Steve explain the First Amendment to the United States Constitution (free speech and common exceptions).  Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to our popular legal channel by Clicking on the RED “V” for Victory!  We are now over 32,600 subscribers and moving fast to reach 50,000.

Contact us to speak with an Internet and Social Media law firm

To discuss your case contact us for a free initial discussion at (877) 276-5084.  We offer many of our legal services on a flat rate (predictable) legal fee.  You know what you are going to pay, and no shocking legal bills. In other cases, for Plaintiff litigants may be taken on a contingency fee basis, meaning you or your business pays nothing until we win the case and recover a monetary damage award.  In some cases, we offer a hybrid of hourly / contingency. Contact us to discuss.  You can also send us an email through our contact form.

We have offices in San Diego, Newport Beach (serving Orange County), Beverly Hills (serving greater Los Angeles and Hollywood), San Francisco (serving silicon valley, San Jose and Oakland) and Phoenix, Arizona (serving Phoenix / Scottsdale / Tempe areas).

Contact us for an initial consultation!

For more information, or to discuss your case or our experience and qualifications please contact us at (877) 276-5084. Please note that our firm does not represent you unless and until a written retainer agreement is signed, and any applicable legal fees are paid. All initial conversations are general in nature. Free consultations are limited to time and availability of counsel and will depend on the type of case you are calling about (no free consultations for other lawyers). All users and potential clients are bound by our Terms of Use Policies. We look forward to working with you!
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