Does Your Lawyer Speak Tech? Internet law, also sometimes referred to as “Cyberspace law” affects and changes more areas of law as we move into a more electronic society.
So what IS “Internet law?” While most things that occur on or via the Internet can be considered “Internet law,” the most common definition includes issues concerning Cybersecurity, websites, online copyrights, employee uses, Internet employment agreements, domain names, online trademarks, protection for Internet software, etc.
New laws changing the rules of copyright, e-commerce and domain names are currently moving their way through Congress. Barry Law is at the forefront of protecting small business rights in this volatile arena. Managing partner Mikki Barry has signed onto the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Open Letter to Congress against overreaching legislation that may destroy vital technical processes and methodology of the Internet as it exists today. Please contact us for advice on how these changes may affect your company.
Please also refer to our Compliance page for additional components of Internet Law, such as data breach and privacy, and personally identifiable information protection.
When looking for an attorney to handle Internet law/Cyberspace law issues, it is important to seek out someone who has significant amounts of experience with Internet software and hardware issues, websites, programming, copyrights, domain names, and other issues. This means more than merely finding an attorney who can use the technology. Look instead for one who helped build it.