What Does Cyber Law Mean in Today’s World?

Areas of Cyber Law on The Internet Today In many ways, the World Wide Web is a bit like the Wild Wild West of the 21st Century. There's a huge realm of things people are discovering how to do online, and many of them aren't exactly on the up and up. Cyber Law or Internet Law attempts to bring order to this budding world that has so much promise, and so many dangerous possibilities. Here are some common areas that Read More

The Libya Anticybersquatting Domain Name Lawsuit

I recently successfully represented Mr. Ahmad Miski in a matter originally captioned as “The Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and the Embassy of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya v. Miski.” Stated another way, my client was sued by the “Embassy” of Libya. The case was a domain name matter involving the domain names embassyoflibya.org, libyaembassy.com, libyaembassy.org, and libyanembassy.com. Read court's Read More

Internet Safety For Kids

These days, kids get online at a younger age than ever before. There are some very useful things kids can do online, such as learning, research, educational games, and more. The internet is also something that need to be approached carefully for young users. There are plenty of cyber threats such as scams, identity theft, inappropriate content, and other dangerous things online that kids need to stay away from. With Read More

Menhart Quoted on Do-Not-Track

  I was recently quoted on the FTC's proposed "Do Not Track" list in the Maryland Daily Record (subscription required). The proposed "Do Not Track" list is a follow-up proposal in light of the success of the "Do Not Call" list. The proposal would allow consumers to notify advertisers that they do not want their personal information shared for online marketing purposes. The article discusses a variety of viewpoints as Read More

Can You Remove Facebook or Twitter Posts?

I am often contacted by potential clients that discover that ostensibly “private” information on social networks, particularly Facebook and Twitter, has become public, often to the potential client’s detriment. The content has often become public because a third-party, including other Facebook or Twitter users, or a third party blog, reposts the information, often in a negative light. Content of concern to Read More

Firm Launches Website for U.S. Copyright Group Defendants

  CyberLaw P.C. recently launched a new website, available at USCopyrightGroupDefense.Com, aimed at providing information about U.S. Copyright Group and its copyright infringement cases against numerous John Doe defendants. The site features general information about U.S. Copyright Group, including details about the parties, ISPs and works involved in many of its cases, most of which are filed in Washington, D.C. The Read More

UDRP Panelist Cites Menhart Analysis on Laches

I’m a bit late to discuss this, but I aim to give it appropriately detailed attention now. In Charter Communications, Inc. v. CK Ventures Inc. / Charterbusiness.com the Hon Neil Brown QC, a respected UDRP Panelist, cited my prior post on the potential applicability of laches as a defense to a UDRP complaint: This panelist was part of a majority in Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas v. FanMail.com, LLC, Read More

Washington DC Attorney Eric Menhart Quoted on Online Sales Tax

  Recently introduced legislation entitled "The Main Street Fairness Act" seeks to require online retailers to collect sales tax for the benefit of states on most online purchases. Internet Retailer recently examined the bill in some detail. CyberLaw PC attorney Eric Menhart is quoted in the piece, entitled "Online sales tax proposed in Congress." Eric was asked if the recently proposed legislation, introduced by Read More

A Potential New Defense Under UDRP

  The recent UDRP decision concerning “razorbacks.com” caught my eye due to a relatively comprehensive panel discussion on the issue of laches (pronounced: ˈla-chəz) under the UDRP. Laches in law is a defense that calls into question the complaining party’s good faith in bringing its complaint in a untimely manner. A defendant asserting laches argues that a plaintiff that delays in asserting its Read More

Eric Menhart Helps Win TCPA Appeal

  A recent decision by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals addressed whether a private right of action under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) required a separate act of enabling legislation. The Court found that private causes of action may be brought in the Washington D.C. Superior Court under the Act without the need for enabling legislation. CyberLaw PC attorney Eric Menhart was on the brief for Read More