Internet Law - Domain Names - Privacy
an ever-present part of our personal and business world, it is hard to
remember that it has been less than a generation since the Internet
became the essential business tool. With that evolution have come legal
challenges as the courts and business lawyers attempt to deal with
unprecedented issues and an ever changing technology.
Mr. Larchuk currently has the honor of representing one of the largest
privately owned web site hosting and domain name registration companies
in the world. He also advises every other business client with respect
to their own use of and presence on the World Wide Web. Key to this is
an understanding that a web site is not just a fancy advertisement or
brochure. Rather, special care must be taken as the rules are different.
For example, a defamatory remark made in a business letter may be
covered by the “advertising” coverage of a general commercial insurance
policy but the same statement posted on a web site or sent by email
might fall within an exclusion to that insurance policy leaving the
business exposed to an uninsured claim.
While verbal statements, and even paper, tend to be fleeting or short
lived, information posted to the Internet may literally be archived, and
be easily accessible, for generations to come. This creates challenges
for those who use the Internet and for businesses, such as Internet
service providers, technicians, and web page designers, who provide the
services that keep the Internet going.