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Internet Law, Online Defamation and Social Media

Internet Law has grown exponentially over the last 20+ years and has proven to be a hotbed of continually changing laws, rules and regulations...and problems to go with it.  Fortunately Beebe Law, PLLC has been keeping up to date and can help advise you and lead you in the right direction if you have questions relating to internet use and repercussions from the same - including advising on options relating to defamation. If you are a website owner battling over your right to maintain third-party's content, being served with lawsuits or subpoenas that are requesting your anonymous author's identifying information due to alleged defamation or other similar claims arising out of third-party content, we can help.  We can also help if you simply need assistance with drafting or updating your website's privacy policies and terms of use to ensure that you are compliant with laws like the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") and consider new data privacy laws.  Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss how we may assist you with concerns relating to the following:

  • Intermediary Liability and the application of the Communications Decency Act (commonly referred to as the "CDA" or "Section 230")
  • Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") and how that applies to websites
  • CAN-SPAM Act (Federal Trade Commission's rules for commercial email) and how that applies to email advertising
  • Online Defamation and First Amendment/Free Speech Rights
    • Review Arizona Defamation Law Definitions and Statute of Limitations Information HERE.
    • We do not typically litigate these matters because litigating only makes the law firms money and doesn't necessarily help the client in the long run - unless the alleged defamer has deep pockets - and even then it can be an expensive gamble.  Before you consider litigating, you should read why getting Court Orders to ask sites to remove content doesn't often work. 
  • Online Reputation Management
    • Discuss your options outside of costly litigation and ways to improve responses.
  • The new SESTA/FOSTA law that is intended to impact sex-trafficking but may have broader implications for websites and advertisers
  • Social Media and Use Repercussions (sexting, stalking, harassing, revenge porn, impersonation accounts, etc.)
  • Website Terms of Use/Terms of Service and Privacy Policies (drafting and consultation services)
  • Website ADA Compliance
  • Data Privacy related consultation relating to the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") and the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CaCPA" or "CCPA")

Internet and Defamation Law Related Matters handled by Beebe Law include:

  • Drafted cease and desist letter on behalf of a business to alleged online defamer; subject post successfully removed.
  • Consulted with business relating to options for handling alleged online defamer.
  • Consulted on options relating to revenge porn.
  • Consulted on business ideas with clients to minimize risk.
  • Drafted Terms of Service and Privacy policy for website with a national target audience.
  • Consulted with parents of teens engaging in questionable online activity in efforts to mitigate risk and long term impact.
  • Consulted with mid-sized firm relating to new FOSTA law.
  • Consulted with website owner relating to intermediary liability in connection with user generated content.
  • Consulted with website owner relating to Europe's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how it can impact their future global business.
  • Consulted with app developer re mitigating risks for business with app.

Internet and Defamation Law Related Articles

Operating Your Own Website or Blog

The Stuff YOU Do Online - User Generated Content and Behaviors

​​Data Privacy and Security

​Online Reputation Management

Internet and Defamation Law Related Resources