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How do I make a “Terms and Conditions” user friendly while also protecting my legal rights?

  Terms of Use. Terms of Service. Terms and Conditions. You’ve probably never paid much attention to them, despite them being on every website you visit online. The problem with Te...

Terms of Use Prohibitions on ‘Screen Scraping’ Are Enforceable Around the World

This article is about a company who used an automated system to extract flight information from Ryanair's website, and then charged consumers for booking through its site. Ryanair claimed that PR Avia...

Netflix Terms of Use Threatens to Terminate Accounts Using VPN

This article is about Netflix Terms of Use Agreements. Netflix has decided to clamp down on those who use a VPN. A VPN is a virtual private network that many people use to avoid geographic restriction...

Due Diligence is Required before developing software that operates with a social media platform

Website Terms of Use for application program interfaces ("API's") for programs that are designed to work with that website often contain a representation that the developer owns the intellectual prope...

Service Fees Hidden in Website Contract

Customers using fly.co.uk were extremely frustrated when they were charged a hidden fee after purchasing their plane tickets. The fees were hidden on an earlier page of the booking procedure. The cust...

Are Unilateral Changes to Website Terms of Use Agreements Unconscionable?

This article discusses the American case of MacKinnon v. IMVU, Inc., which challenged a website operator's unilateral amendment of the website terms of use. In this case the customer had purchased aud...

Keep the Fine Print Up to Date: The Website Terms and Conditions are Important

This article recommends a number of provisions for website owners and internet service providers to consider when drafting their terms and conditions. The topics discussed include: information about t...

Developer Hacks Mobile App with Harmful Malware

The developer of the app 'Prized' was caught using its users' smartphones and other electronic devices to mine for cryptocurrency, which was damaging for the hardware, with the potential to leave it b...

What are the Copyright Implications of Pinterest?

This article discusses the copyright issues associated with the use of the popular social networking site Pinterest. Pinterest encourages users not to pin their own items and cautions against self-pro...
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