28/01/2014 23:49 / Leave a comment
Corporate social responsibility might no longer be a term that refers to saving the rain forest or to paying coffee farmers a minimum wage. It could soon mean much more.
Social media users are like the coffee farmers but only in the sense that they work extremely hard in return for very little. Social media users work for the social media corporation by producing never-ending internet content and by falsifying friendship and relationships. Social media users dance and sing before their masters and often strip themselves off the rights to privacy and basic dignity. Social media sites will not exist without the hard labour of users in the same way that coffee chains will not survive without an army of coffee farmers. Read the full article: Social Media Sites and Corporate Social Responsibility
By: Yair Cohen
Social Media lawyer
22/01/2014 01:04 / Leave a comment
Lord Rennard Legal Case
Lord Rennard’s lawyers are still considering grounds for legal action against the Liberal Democrats Party following his suspension from the party and the announcement that a second investigation into his conduct is to commence.
The lawyers are expected to have an interesting time preparing their case. There are plenty of evidence and good legal material to play with. Professionally, they are like kids in a toy shop.
So has Lord Rennard got a reasonably good case? It seems he has.
So on what grounds may Lord Rennard win a judicial review?
Under UK law, there are only three circumstances where a Court might declare administrative decisions unlawful. Read more on Lord Rennard legal case here
By: Yair Cohen
Cohen Davis Solicitors
28/11/2013 17:42 / Leave a comment
One day, out of the blue, I received an urgent telephone call from a woman who complained that she was being harassed on the internet.
As the conversation progressed it started to become clear, that the harassment and bullying of which she claimed she was the target of, was being carried out against her IN HER SECOND LIFE CHARACTER…
Read more on my new blog Social Media and Our Imagination
By: Yair Cohen
02/06/2013 23:36 / Leave a comment
Social Media Solicitor. Defamation on the Internet: Social Media Solicitor.
On the internet, bad reputation both stinks and sticks. Once a customer’s bad experience becomes viral, traces of it might follow your organisation for years to come, and the story might be resurrected just when you feel that it has gone away forever more.
Five, six or ten years ago, companies that delivered terrible customer experience could have perhaps be forgiven for not realising that the internet had the tendency of tattooing certain stories in the minds of millions of people who will in turn never forgive or forget.
Today however, there is no longer an excuse….Read more on Social Media and reputation lawyer’s blog
By: Yair Cohen
20/11/2012 11:41 / 1 Comment on Defamation Lawyer: remove defamation from Wayback Machine
This is a real challenge to any defamation lawyer and a concern to many internet users.
Did you know that even after you delete your website, it can still be accessed by anyone through the WayBack Machine?
The WayBack Machine is the largest website archive in the world. It contains over 150 billion web captures and it includes content from more than 200 million websites.
If you feel a bit nostalgic today and want to see what your website looked like 10 years ago – WayBack Machine will take you right back there in no time.
Of course, there is a slight downside to all this. Just when you think that certain internet content has disappeared forevermore, there is a good chance it is still there, and that it can still be found and viewed by the public.
Websites never die. They go to website heaven, the largest website archive in the world.
Have a safe trip.
By Defamation Lawyer
Internet Law Centre
12/11/2012 08:30 / Leave a comment
We worked out that It might take exactly 53 seconds to destroy your business reputation. How? Watch this short video:
via Defamation Solicitors.
27/08/2012 11:09 / 1 Comment on Online Reputation Attacks by Former Employees: Important Guidance by Defamation Lawyer Yair Cohen Defamation Solicitor
Many former employees who turn to the internet to air their dissatisfaction about the practices of their former company do so because they feel bitterness and outrage, not necessarily about the economic decision that made them redundant, but rather because of the handing of the redundancy by the company and the evasive manner in which the unfortunate news was communicated to them.
How to effectively communicate to employees important changes such as redundancy…
Best practice incorporates the company’s reputation management policy into any process of redundancy. Otherwise the company should accept short and long-term loses in revenue following online reputation attacks by former employees.
Read in full BEST PRACTICE to help you avoid online reputation attacks on Defamation lawyer website.
By Yair Cohen
Internet Law Centre.
16/08/2012 13:34 / Leave a comment
Defamation on a Complaint Website – best practice.
I know of only ONE very effective way to deal with defamation on a Complaint Website.
Most people believe that if you focus on removing the defamatory comments from a Complaint Site the problem will somehow get resolved.
The exact opposite is true. Very often the focus on the Complaint Site invites more defamation problems. You get a reply to your reply and other people who you never even heard of are now making further accusations about you. You don’t want that!
This is my advice and you can ignore this advice at your own peril:
Instead of focusing on the removal of the web pages that contain the defamatory comments about you, you address any issues raised in them but on your own territory.
Here is an example of what I mean:
A few years back when I was faced with almost an identical problem in retaliation to posts listed on a Complaint Site I wrote a blog post, talking about
what happens to your life when people defame you on the internet, giving my own personal story as an example setting the facts right and even taking responsibility for my own mistakes. Read more on Internet Defamation Problems
via Internet Law Experts: One Very Effective Way to Deal with Defamation on a Complaint Website..
Internet Law Centre.
15/06/2012 17:51 / Leave a comment
Internet law and internet defamation specialist Yair Cohen former owner of Bains Cohen Solicitors (now called Pinder Reaux) set up the first UK dedicated Internet Law department in September 2009, and in March decided to set up the first UK Internet Law specialist consultancy company, Internet Law Experts Ltd which is dedicated to successfully solving internet reputation issues and other internet law related matters within an optimised legal and technical environment. Yair Cohen, who was a commander in the Israeli army before becoming a lawyer in the UK is a great believer in strategic thinking and in forward planning. He has extensive commercial experience through his own companies as well as through his advisory role to many of his clients.
Read more about Yair Cohen
Internet Law Centre. Keeping domain names secure
09/05/2012 13:29 / Leave a comment
We used to call them ‘The Complaints Barons’ because they were running websites dedicated to complaints/defamation so that those people defamed have no choice but to ‘hire’ the ‘Barons’ services to ‘mediate’ ‘moderate’ and ‘facilitate’ the successful removal of the defamatory content from their websites. You basically have to pay for protection. If you pay extra, they might also ‘protect’ you from future negative posts.
More than just defamation lawyers
Internet defamation is used by owners of such websites to blackmail business owners as well as their defamation attorneys, says defamation lawyer Yair Cohen.. …READ MORE on Internet Law Expert blog
via Internet Defamation Needs Focus « Internet Law Expert.