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May 25, 2017 -

Free Doesn’t Mean No Strings Attached: Open Source Licenses Are Real Contracts

A ruling by a California federal court has confirmed that open source licenses for free public software can be legally enforced as contracts and that modification or distribution of open source code in a manner that violates the license terms … Continue reading


May 4, 2017 -

Baer Crossey McDemus Welcomes Chad M. Cowan as Senior Associate

(PHILADELPHIA, PA – May 4, 2017)  Baer Crossey McDemus LLC, a Philadelphia-based law firm, is excited to welcome Chad Cowan to the firm as a Senior Associate.  Chad brings to the firm extensive experience advising a wide variety of companies … Continue reading


February 14, 2017 -

Baer Crossey McDemus Welcomes Justine Kasznica as a Partner, adds Drone, Robotics and Space Practice

(PHILADELPHIA, PA – February 14, 2017)  Baer Crossey McDemus LLC, a Philadelphia- and Pittsburgh-based law firm, is excited to welcome Justine Kasznica to the firm as a Partner and the head of the firm’s expanded Pittsburgh office.  Justine brings to … Continue reading


February 7, 2017 -

Usability vs. Enforceability – Trends in Enforcing Terms of Use

by Matthew Klahre and Jay Gantz Some classic struggles will never end – yin vs. yang, Jedi vs. Sith, and UX vs. Legal (when it comes to the explicitness of a user’s acceptance of a website’s Terms of Service (“ToS”)). … Continue reading


January 13, 2017 -

Smooth Talkers: Best Practices for Chatbot Privacy Compliance as Capabilities Expand

by Matthew Klahre, Andrew Baer, and Jay Gantz Chatbots like Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa, and other personal assistants, raise a host of novel privacy concerns as their capabilities continue to rapidly expand.  One such concern is that by directly integrating … Continue reading


December 14, 2016 -

Baer Crossey McDemus Welcomes Jay Gantz as a Partner

(PHILADELPHIA, PA – December 1, 2016)  Baer Crossey McDemus LLC, a Philadelphia- and Pittsburgh-based law firm, is excited to welcome Jay Gantz to the firm as a Partner.  Jay brings to the firm extensive experience advising clients on technology, privacy … Continue reading


December 13, 2016 -

New Registration and Periodic Updates Required for Copyright Agents

by Christopher Dodson and Jay Gantz The U.S Copyright Office has finally arrived at this millennium, offering an easy-to-use online registration system for DMCA Safe Harbor agents.  But upholding the old adage “there’s no such thing as a free lunch,” … Continue reading


December 7, 2016 -

Baer Crossey McDemus Welcomes Raymond D. Agran as a Partner

(PHILADELPHIA, PA – November 14, 2016)  Baer Crossey McDemus LLC, a Philadelphia-based law firm, is excited to welcome Raymond Agran to the firm as a Partner.  Ray brings to the firm nearly 35 years of experience advising clients on venture … Continue reading


October 17, 2016 -

Court Provides Guidance on the Spectrum of Potentially Identifying Information

By Christopher Dodson and Andrew Baer A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit is a split decision for adtech companies and content providers. The decision upheld a district court’s dismissal of Video Privacy Protection … Continue reading


October 5, 2016 -

Baer Crossey McDemus Welcomes Matthew Klahre as an Associate

(PHILADELPHIA, PA – October 3, 2016)  Baer Crossey McDemus LLC, a Philadelphia-based law firm, is excited to welcome Matthew Klahre to the firm as an Associate in the Technology and Data Privacy practice group.  Matt brings to the firm experience … Continue reading