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The Value of the Extended Validation Secure Sockets Layer (EV SSL) Certificate to Businesses with an On-Line Presence

If you are a business owner with an on-line presence, or an attorney representing such a business, the value of an Extended Validation Secure Sockets Layer (EV SSL) certificate cannot be overstated.  Businesses selling products and services on-line have an interest in protecting the integrity of their transactions with buyers and their buyers’ financial and…

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Face the Music Promptly or Lose Your Rights to It

New York’s top appellate court recently affirmed a lower court ruling against the estate of Duke Ellington in a claim brought against the jazz legend’s record company, EMI. The plaintiff, Ellington’s grandson, filed suit to recover royalties claimed to be due the estate under a U.S copyright renewal agreement from 1961 that covered certain relevant…

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New Delaware Law Eases Access to E-mail After Death

Information technology companies sometimes hinder estate executors and trustees from gaining access to a deceased person’s digital records and assets, as interpretations of existing law apparently lag behind innovations in technology. In a poignant example of a digital terms-of-service agreement preventing a family’s access to the records of a deceased loved one, Yahoo! in 2004…

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Joshua A. Glikin Quoted in Maryland Daily Record

Joshua A. Glikin was recently quoted in the Maryland Daily Record regarding a potential contractual dispute between the State and the contractors involved with the Maryland Health Connection website. The failed launch of Maryland Health Connection could turn into a contractual dispute between the State and the contractors that built the exchange. The Maryland Health Benefit…

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Legal Opinion for Extended Verification SSL

Industry standards require Certification Authorities to obtain a Legal Opinion Letter that verifies certain facts about a business before issuing it an Extended Verification Secure Socket Layer (EV-SSL) Certification. Many companies choose to pursue an EV-SSL certificate for their website.  As part of this process, a Certification Authority (CA) will often require a Legal Opinion…

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Cloud Computing Requires Comprehensive Contracts

Cloud computing continues to grow in popularity as a plausible alternative to traditional methods of controlling information technology. Cloud computing is essentially the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage and process data rather than on a local server or personal computer. In using cloud computing, end…

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Intellectual Property Law: A Better Solution for Stopping “Cybersquatters”

Perhaps the best space a business can own is not a physical space at all, but space on the internet, which usually means registering and owning a domain name.   A domain name is like home-sweet-home to a business and is often a target for trademark infringement.   Unscrupulous individuals, and sometimes even business competitors, may attempt…

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