Half of eCommerce businesses fall victim to eCommerce fraud, costing up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Here’s how to protect your business. You think your e-commerce business is going well. You watch the sales roll in, your shipping process is running well, and you’re excited to check your bank account. When you do, though,… READ MORE
Website Accessibility: Is Your Website ADA Compliant?
When is comes to website accessibility, there is a difference between a website that is accessible and one that is ADA-compliant, and that difference can have a huge impact on a business. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a law that mainly regulates accessibility for business, government entities, and more. Although the ADA does… READ MORE
FOSTA-SESTA for Internet Service Providers
FOSTA-SESTA for Internet Service Providers The Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) and the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017 (SESTA) are two bills that were passed by the House and Senate. The combination of the bills, referred to as FOSTA-SETSA was signed into law in April 2018. This… READ MORE
Businesses that engage in deceptive and unfair internet practices are subject to injunctions and large monetary damage awards under the Federal Trade Commission Act (“FTC Act”). Just as importantly, the owners and principals of businesses can be held personally liable. In the case discussed below, FTC v. Ross, the website owner was fined $163 million… READ MORE
Legal activists for the disabled are filing an increasing number of successful website accessibility challenges. Among the companies sued: Hobby Lobby, eBay, Blick Art Materials, Five Guys, Target, Winn-Dixie, etc. Very soon, it may be the law that commercial websites must be compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Background: The Case Of Gil… READ MORE
If you’re the owner of an e-commerce shop, you deal with intellectual property everyday. Intellectual property refers to the creations of the human mind. This includes symbols, images, names, inventions, and literary and artistic works. Intellectual property rights refer to the exclusive rights given to the creator for a specific period of time. This right… READ MORE