The internet is a ‘wild west’ type of place these days. It seems like anything and everything goes on, and most people chalk it up to “that’s just life on the net.” But for a law firm that knows and understands the intricacies of computers and websites, there’s actually more order than you would think. And just like in the non-digital world, if another website is causing you headaches, there may very well be something you can do about it. Here are some classic examples of the types of things with which we may be able to help:
Is your competition coming up as a top search engine result when your company name or product is searched?
Your competitors may be secretly using your trademarked business name or product name on their website for the sake of trying to ‘steal’ your traffic. While you may not be able to detect this unfair trade practice from the face of their website, we know how to dig into the underlying architecture of websites to uncover this illegal practice.
Have you been slandered on the Internet?
Even the most basic forms of defamation have been protected by an obscure federal law called the Communications Decency Act, if the defamation occurred on the Internet. Courts have recently changed their interpretation of this law, giving slandered companies and individuals the legal recourse they deserve to remove such libelous statements from the Internet. If you or your company has been slandered on the Internet, we may be able to put a stop to it.
Has an anonymous spammer defamed your business?
Here is where our electronic discovery knowledge really comes into play. We can analyze the underlying metadata of these emails to track down the guilty emailer. Plus, we know how to prove this identification in court.
We pride ourselves on our ability to take complicated, technical issues and explain them in easy-to-understand terms for courts and juries (and for our clients too!) If you have been the victim of one of these situations, you’re no doubt frustrated and angry. But don’t fire of flaming emails—that won’t get you anywhere. Drop us a line. We can chat about the situation and determine quickly if there is something we may be able to do to help out.