Computer Law

Legal aspects of computing are related to the overlapping areas of law and computing.The first one, historically, was information technology law (or IT law). ("IT law" should not be confused with the IT aspects of law itself, although there are overlapping issues.) IT law consists of the law (statutes, regulations, and caselaw) which governs the digital dissemination of both (digitalized) information and software itself (see history of free and open-source software), and legal aspects of information technology more broadly.
Posts about Computer Law
    • The Dark Web: What you and your business need to know

      During a recent meeting at Prince Law Offices, P.C., we were discussing ransomware and the dark web. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently posted a helpful description of the dark web and how it may impact you and your business. You probably have heard about the “dark web” and wondered how it affects businesses – including small businesses.

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    • National Cyber Security Awareness Month

      October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life. National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is designed to engage and educate partners through events and initiatives to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurit ...

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  • When the Lights Go Out – Black Sky Power Outage Mass Event – Preparedness

    …, national and global scale hazards to lifeline infrastructures. If you or your business have legal questions or concerns regarding disaster preparedness, computer law, privacy, or cybersecurity law matters, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices. Learn more about preparedness at EARTH EX 2017. Tell us how you are preparing in the comments. …

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  • Stick with Security – Part 1

    …, and other highly sensitive information. The product manual and set-up wizard don’t explain these defaults and don’t make it clear to users what’s going on. The company could have reduced the possibility of unauthorized access by configuring its default settings in a more secure fashion. If you or your business have questions or concerns regarding fraud, computer law, privacy, or cybersecurity law matters, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices. …

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  • Attorney Franklin Presents at Pennsylvania Bar Association Conference

    … assists entrepreneurs to form new business entities, to improve existing businesses, and with mergers and acquisitions. If you desire assistance regarding your business formation, agreements, intellectual property, trademarks, copyright, zoning, real estate law, cyber security, insurance, etc., contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices, P.C. …

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  • FTC Cybersecurity Roundtables with Small Businesses

    … generated by the roundtables will be used to help the FTC and its partners provide additional education and guidance for small business owners on cybersecurity issues. If you or your business have questions or concerns regarding fraud, computer law, privacy, or cybersecurity law matters, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices. …

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  • Is the USPTO really contacting your company? Maybe not.

    … If your business has taken steps to protect your intellectual property with patents or trademarks, you’ve probably had correspondence or communications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). But some businesses report receiving letters or emails that look to be from the USPTO, but really aren’t. Prince Law Offices, P.C., the Federal…

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  • Are You Starting the Next “Uber”?

    … evolved, in response to changes in federal law as well as market forces. Possible topics for comment include: The regulation of property carriers. The regulation of group and party carriers. Insurance requirements. Safety requirements. Fuel surcharges. Fines and assessments. The granting of provisional authority. Web-based training…

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  • Someone Stole your Phone?

    … Identity theft can happen to anyone. Last week the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published an article based on a true story from one if its fraud investigators who had her phone stolen. She provided tips you can take to protect your digital identity: Smart Phone: Lock your phone. Use at least a 6-digit passcode on your device, or use…

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  • Is Computer Tech Support Really Calling to Help You?

    … Does the thought of losing everything on your computer leave you queasy? That’s the anxiety fraudsters attempt to exploit with tech support scams – and it’s conduct the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and law enforcement partners are challenging through 16 civil and criminal (yes, criminal) actions announced as part of Operation Tech Trap. Tech…

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  • Cybersecurity Strengthened with Executive Order

    … fraud, computer law, privacy, or cybersecurity law matters, including assistance with policies, prevention or recovery from a ransomware attack and cybersecurity insurance or insurance claims, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices. …

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  • New FTC Website Helps Small Businesses Avoid Scams and Cyber Attacks

    … Attacks can be especially devastating to small businesses; FTC provides information on how businesses can protect themselves At the direction of Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a new website – ftc.gov/SmallBusiness – with articles, videos, and other information aimed at helping small business…

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  • Pennsylvania’s Powelson to Join FERC from PaPUC

    … President Donald J. Trump announced May 8, 2017 his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration: Neil Chatterjee of Kentucky to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the term expiring June 30, 2021. Mr. Chatterjee is energy policy advisor to United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch…

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  • A Comprehensive Revision of Pennsylvania Law on Partnerships and LLCs

    … On February 21, 2017, Act 2016-170 (commonly known as House Bill 1398) went into effect. The Act is a comprehensive revision of Pennsylvania law on partnerships and limited liability companies (LLCs). This Act amends Title 15 (Corporations and Unincorporated Associations) and Title 54 (Names) to replace the law governing limited liability…

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