Digital law

Creative Commons made easy

Artists use Creative Commons licenses to publish their work for free – but there are certain restrictions. Here’s how CC licenses work. [...]  

EU cookie laws and how they affect your business

Online cookies used to track behavior online are commonplace in the modern internet world, serving many functions, from storing login information to telling websites which pages you visit. In 2011, EU member states implemented their respective cookie policies, dictated by amendments made in 2009 to the EU directive for privacy and data protection online. But what do these rules mean for UK businesses? And do they affect US website operators? [...]  

Impressums for Facebook pages

When operating a business from an English-speaking country, it’s easy to overlook the finer details of legal requirements overseas. However, if your business also has a base in Germany, Austria, or Switzerland, you will more than likely be required to provide an impressum on your online presences. Failure to do so could lead to disciplinary action, which could have serious consequences for the future of your company. But don’t panic! Creating a legally valid impressum could be easier than you think, especially with the help of the new impressum section for Facebook pages, which enables users to add the required information quickly and easily. [...]  

The most important facts on image copyright online

Just because a photograph or artwork is available to view on the internet, doesn’t mean that you can use it for your own purposes. The creator’s consent and payment for royalties are often required. The rules don’t solely apply to sharing images that don’t belong to you; even if you use your own, you have to stick to certain guidelines. [...]  

The need for a global touch

In today’s globalised world, strong bull markets on the home front simply aren’t enough if you wish to turn your company into a true Unicorn. Branching out into the world is a task that requires understanding and respect for different cultures and their laws. Failing to take such nuances into account may not only turn potential clients and customers off, it can also be the source of other, more substantial headaches. A look at Germany’s Impressum law. [...]