Representing Atlanta and other Georgia Clients in Internet Law Disputes
Effectively Guiding Businesses and Individuals through New Frontiers in Internet Law and Litigation
A multitude of federal laws have attempted to reign in the early, wild west days of the World Wide Web. Legislators, regulators and lawyers have scrambled to keep up with the pace of internet innovation. They seek to balance the freedom needed for Internet commerce to flourish, with the governmental need to keep fraud and crime in check.
The Maxim Law Firm, P.C. stands ready to aggressively represent its clients no matter where their Internet disputes may arise, or where they may lead. Contact us online or call 404-537-2788 to schedule an initial consultation.
The inventive ways in which individuals and businesses, including website owners, content owners and internet service providers (ISPs) interact via the internet can give rise to complex disputes. In addition, the new avenues for communication have attracted unsavory characters seeking to profit from fraud and other misconduct.
Developing an effective strategy requires knowing what law applies. Internet-related disputes are often governed by age-old principles of common law, such as breach of contract, trespass and other torts, and trademark and copyright law. At times, the disputes fall within the scope of relatively new laws, such as the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA), Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), the Stored Communications Act (SCA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Uniform Dispute Resolution Procedures for domain disputes, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (CAN-SPAM).
We pursue remedies for our clients to defend and enforce their rights and to protect their interests. When available, we will seek compensatory damages, punitive damages and injunctive relief where appropriate, and we will pursue any additional damages to which they may be entitled under statutes such as the Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. Contact us online or call 404-537-2788 to schedule your free initial consultation.
Representation for Web Site or Content Owners
Individuals who own web sites and the intellectual property that appears on them — both content and design — may find themselves victims of misappropriation or violations of privacy. We represent business clients who have experienced internet litigation issues, including the following:
- Contract disputes involving website development or other internet presence
- Disputes between employers and current or former employees over internet-based information
- Disputes involving a web design firm’s or IT firm’s alleged failure to deliver as promised
- Copyright and trademark infringement, where third-parties have allegedly misappropriated intellectual property, such as when a website uses unauthorized images or other copyrighted content
- Privacy violations and information theft (including customer information, passwords, Social Security numbers and credit card information)
- Defamation / libel where an apparently anonymous Web user has posted material about a person’s character or business
- Business competitors or other third-parties who have hacked into a site or who use unauthorized access to a website to interfere with the site or to perpetrate fraud
Representation for Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
As an email, website or domain host, you face potential liability when licensees or users abuse their access privileges. When those licensees or users use their accounts to engage in fraudulent or criminal behavior, including distributing spam, cybersquatting, spoofing, or disseminating viruses or illegal pornography, an ISP may be swept into litigation involving the misconduct.
It is crucial that an ISP seek counsel experienced in Internet law to help determine who is really at fault, so that it can may pursue appropriate legal action to protect its business. Whether this means going after the licensee or defending the licensee against third-party claims, The Maxim Law Firm, P.C., stands ready to provide the aggressive and focused representation that its clients need and deserve.
Contact an Experienced Lawyer to Protect Your Rights
After over 23 years of serving clients in litigation, including 14 years of those years at national and international law firms, attorney Kevin Maxim has gained experience counseling clients when Internet-related disputes arise. At times, the most efficient means to resolve a dispute may be mediation or arbitration, and at times the conflict may demand heading to court. The Maxim Law Firm, P.C. can assist you in any stage of the dispute.
Schedule an Initial Consultation
To schedule an initial consultation with an experienced internet litigation attorney, contact us online or call 404-537-2788. Our firm is conveniently located between Midtown and Buckhead in Atlanta. We are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with meetings at other times and locations available by appointment. We offer competitive and reasonable rates.