Cyber squatting and copyright infringement: What the law allows

Several weeks ago I wrote on the subject of legalities in web design, highlighting four legal matters that web designers should address, some with the aid of a legal advisor. Several days after the post, I received an email from David Weslow, who is a partner with Wiley Rein LLP. David’s email referenced several topics related to domain names and copyright issues pertaining to web design and the Internet. After several emails, David agreed to a phone interview where we could delve deeper into several specific legal issues that concern websites including intellectual property, copyright, and domain name registration. This is part one of a two part interview, part two will be posted later this week.

David focuses on trademarks, copyrights and domain names, and provides counsel on intellectual property, technology, and related product and service distribution issues. David has represented companies and organizations in a wide range of Internet and online issues including recording of domain name transactions and disputes, cyber squatting, anti-spam fraud and scams, and several legal actions involving trademark, copyright, and intellectual property rights cases. He is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), IP Section, and also on the Special Committee on Computer Gaming and Virtual Worlds, and the Special Committee on Online Copyright Issues. (Read more…)