Google Wants to Emasculate Illinois’ Tough Biometric Privacy Law

For at least a decade, Illinois has had the country’s toughest biometric privacy law on the books. The Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) prevents using fingerprints, iris scans and facial recognition software from being exploited for commercial purposes without an individual’s consent. Now Google’s parent, Alphabet Inc., is trying to defang BIPA by exempting photos…

How Much Would You Pay For A Domain Name, $10,000?

A strong and recognizable domain name is critical for a successful business.  However, coming up with a good domain name that allows you to grow your business, avoids the inadvertent  infringement of the intellectual property rights of others, but still generates brand equity is incredibly difficult. Coming up with a domain name that is both…

Panel Speaker Marcus Harris Presents At “Lawyers Avoid Legal and Business Pitfalls in Social Media”

On October 16 and 27, 2010, Marcus Stephen Harris is the attorney guest panelist at the first of a series of quarterly social media safety and etiquette series produced by the ALR/PRA, Inc., law practice management agency in Chicago.  The event titled “Lawyers Avoid Legal and Business Pitfalls in Social Media” will be presented to…

Radio Show Appearance: Marcus Stephen Harris on Net Neutrality and Intellectual Property

Listen to internet radio with ALRPRA Inc on Blog Talk Radio  On September 16, 2010, Marcus Stephen Harris appeared on the Lawyers’ Toolbox show on ALR/PRA Law Talk Radio to discuss Net Neutrality and the impact of internet regulation.  Topics addressed in this appearance include copyright and other intellectual property considerations, the impact on small…