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Information Technology & Internet Law

As technology continues to become an ever-increasing part of our daily lives, the need for legal representation on a host of potential issues becomes critical. We understand that to effectively represent entities and individuals in the 21st century requires not just a thorough understanding of the law applicable to such situations, but an understanding of the underlying technology itself. We stay up to date on the latest technology and related trends to provide a range of services, including in the following key areas.

Information Technology and Software Agreements

We regularly represent IT service and support companies regarding their customer contracts. We also work with businesses and individuals in negotiating such agreements. When software, rather than hardware, is part of the order, we also assist customers with software licensing terms and the protection of their digital intellectual property.

We also represent businesses and web developers in the drafting and negotiation of website design, development and hosting contracts to help achieve the client’s goals and objectives with respect to the creation or redesign of a website.

Website Terms of Use and Privacy Notices

While many businesses rely upon boilerplate language for their website terms of use and privacy policies, custom-tailored policies considering the risks for each business provides a much greater protection, particularly for the copyright of your digital content. See our blog articles on plain language policies and the importance of adding privacy policies to your website.

Electronic Discovery and Data Collection

Whether a party to litigation or a third-party subjected to a subpoena, from time-to-time it becomes necessary to search for and examine the records in your position. The prevalence of digital communication, whether email, text, or social platforms, has created a two-edged sword: such information is readily searchable (if you know how to look) but has also dramatically increased the scope of information that must be examined. We specialize in providing cost-effective solutions for our clients, including using cutting edge software solutions to reduce the burden (both time and financial) such requests impose on our clients. And the same techniques are equally effective in helping our public sector clients respond to Right-to-Know-Law and other similar requests.

Recent Updates & Recommended Articles from the Lancaster Law Blog:

  • Sign Here: Electronic Contracts & Signing Documents
    • Are electronic contracts valid? What about an electronic signature? The short answer is yes, in general, electronic contracts and signatures are valid and can create legally binding obligations just like a traditional contract written on paper.
  • Beware of Legal Forms Obtained Online
    • There are a growing number of online services that will provide forms for any number of legal issues, including business entity formation, contracts, pleadings, estates planning documents and more. Often times these services appear to be a fraction of the cost of a hiring a lawyer. Other sites provide these documents for free. So if you can get forms to complete on your own for a fraction of the price or for free, why bother hiring a lawyer?
  • Connected: How I use the Apple Watch in my law practice
    • I’m not going to sugarcoat this: I love Apple products. I mark my calendar for Apple keynotes  product announcements, and operating system release dates. I’m writing this post on an iPhone. Late last year, I took a big step in my relationship with Apple – I got an Apple Watch Series 2.