The attorneys at Morningstar Law Group are leaders who are frequently asked to share their legal insights and expertise. Here is a sampling of the wisdom our attorneys are sharing at industry conferences, in published articles, and at continuing legal education events.
The Laws of Cloud Computing: Online Privacy for Children
May 7, 2015
Online privacy for children is another area where federal legislation and regulations set certain requirements applicable to the cloud. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”) was primarily directed towards websites that collect information from users under age 13. As cloud-computing has expanded in the years since COPPA was enacted, the Federal Trade…
The Laws of Cloud Computing: Cloud Security and Data Privacy Laws in the United States
April 16, 2015
In the third installment of our series on the Laws of Cloud Computing, we take a look at the United States, where the laws of cloud computing, most notably data privacy laws, are varied and originate from numerous sources, both state and federal. At the federal level, regulation has largely been field-specific, providing detailed standards for…
Staying Calm Under Pressure - Advice from a Former Judge
April 14, 2015
Don't freak out if there is a business dispute You may believe that a significant business dispute will never happen to you. In some ways, a lawsuit — whether by you or against you — is a bit like a serious personal injury. When it does happen, it derails important plans and goals. It takes money, time…
The Laws of Cloud Computing: Business Issues Arising From Cloud Computing
April 8, 2015
Businesses are increasingly relying on cloud servers to store electronic data in which other entities or individuals have legally recognized interests. Types of sensitive electronic data now regularly stored in the cloud include: patient medical records; banking and financial records for individuals and businesses; and students’ academic performance records, test scores, etc., from elementary through…
The Laws of Cloud Computing: Weathering the Storms of Cyberpiracy, Hacking, and IP Infringement
March 15, 2015
Welcome to the first in our series of blog posts on legal issues in cloud computing, with a focus in the United States and European Union. Today, we introduce the series, and then discuss the question "what is 'the Cloud'?" Cloud Computing Legal Issues Computing in “the Cloud” has quickly become a fact of everyday life…
5 Ways to Protect Intellectual Property
January 27, 2015
Published on Product Design & Development (http://www.pddnet.com) Jennifer Collins, Morningstar Law Group Prior to embarking on product development activities, it is critical that companies take time to protect their intellectual property rights. Several separate partnerships, alliances and agreements may be needed to go from the research phase to the marketplace. Each strategic alliances, development agreement, or joint development contract…
As The Locals Do: Case Management for Land Use Cases in Superior Court - by Shannon Joseph
December 30, 2014
Shannon Joseph recently wrote an article featured in Land Use Law Quarterly for the North Carolina State Bar Association. Shannon is a litigation attorney that joined Morningstar Law Group this year after serving as a Superior Court Judge.
Can I Use This Video In My Presentation?
November 14, 2014
Visit our Copyright & Licensing page or contact us today to learn how our attorneys can protect your business assets! Raleigh Office Durham Office 919.590.0370 919.590.0364 At least a few times per year, I receive a call from a client asking if a company employee can use copyrighted…
Global Trends and Impact on Real Estate Industry
November 5, 2014
Mack Paul was recently asked to speak at East Carolina University's Fall Advisory Board Meeting. Mack presented on global trends in the real estate industry to The Industry Advisory Board of the Construction Management Department.
Managed Service Provider (MSP) Contract Issues
October 15, 2014
As more and more IT service providers, such as systems integrators and value added resellers, take steps to transition from “hourly-based” project and reactionary services to recurring, “fixed fee” proactive managed services, it is imperative that they adopt a clear and concise Managed Services (MSP) services contract. A carefully thought out and constructed contract can provide the MSP…