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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


July 22, 2016 -

Facebook v. Power Ventures Ruling Is a Yellow Light for Scrapers

Accessing and using a website in violation of the terms of use will not trigger civil or criminal liability under the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).  However, if you continue to do so after the website owner explicitly … Continue reading


July 13, 2016 -

Privacy Shield is Live! Self-Certifications to Begin August 1

On July 12, after negotiating certain modifications with the U.S., the European Commission approved the new Privacy Shield framework, which will replace the Safe Harbor framework invalidated by the European Court of Justice in 2015.   The elimination of Safe Harbor … Continue reading