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Internet Defamation Removal Attorneys

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Tag Archives: Court Order

Subpoenas, Court Orders and the ‘Cable Privacy Act’: Identifying Anonymous Online Posters

Posted in Identify Anonymous Defamers, Internet Defamation General, Other Internet Law Issues
We have written about subpoenaing internet service providers (ISPs) for identifying information relating to internet protocol (IP) addresses used by their subscribers.  In that post, we mentioned that securing identifying information from cable operator ISPs generally requires obtaining a court order authorizing disclosure of the subscriber information. To briefly illustrate, say a party serves a… Continue Reading

Devanney to Lead “How to Remove Defamation, Negative Reviews, and Other Damaging Content from the Internet” Webinar

Posted in Defamation Removal, False Reviews, Internet Defamation General, Webinars
Colleen Devanney, who heads up Vorys’ internet defamation practice, is leading an upcoming online webinar presentation on defamation removal on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 3:00 ET. The webinar—entitled “How to Remove Defamation, Negative Reviews, and Other Damaging Content from the Internet”–will run approximately 75 minutes. A full course description and registration information for the… Continue Reading

Removing Defamatory Statements From the Internet Using a Court Order

Posted in Defamation Removal, Google, Internet Defamation General
Most businesses and professionals defamed on the internet simply want the false content removed. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to obtain removal, one of which is through a court order. Websites and other entities do not want to be tasked with having to weigh the facts of any situation and make a judgment… Continue Reading

Best Practices, Worst Practices for Responding to Internet Defamation

Posted in Communications Decency Act, Defamation Removal, Internet Defamation General
There are a number of ways in which one can respond to internet defamation. There are also a number of ways not to respond. Below is an overview of some different response options that affected parties should and should not consider. How not to respond to online defamation We have said repeatedly on our blog… Continue Reading

Removal Often the Best Solution for Online Defamation

Posted in Defamation Removal, Internet Defamation General
For businesses forced to deal with internet defamation, in our experience, removal of the harmful content is generally the best solution. Solutions are fact-dependent.  However, the longer false content remains online and potential customers or clients, among others, can view it, the more damage it is likely to cause to a business. Thus, to the… Continue Reading

Online Comments, Free Speech and Internet Defamation: News Outlets Challenged by Internet Commenters

Posted in Internet Defamation General, Other Internet Law Issues
On Nov. 12, 2015, The Montana Standard published an online editorial about forthcoming changes to its online commenting policy.  This might seem trivial outside of the readership for this newspaper from the fifth largest city in the 44th most populated U.S. state.  But beginning in late November, The Montana Standard’s plans for handling online comments… Continue Reading

How to Remove Harassment, Other Harmful Internet and Social Media Postings

Posted in Cyberbullying, Defamation Removal, Facebook, LinkedIn, Other Internet Law Issues, Pinterest, Twitter, WordPress
Minutes, if not seconds, is all it takes for someone to cause harm to another person on the internet. Whether a single posting on social media or another online forum, or a full-fledged harassment campaign consisting of numerous postings on various platforms, it is extremely easy today to cause damage to another’s reputation online. Thus,… Continue Reading

Google, the United States and the EU ‘Right to Be Forgotten’: Strategies for Removing Harmful Google Search Results

Posted in Defamation Removal, Google, Internet Defamation General, Other Internet Law Issues
In May 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that individuals have the right to ask Google to remove certain search results about them.  This “Right to Be Forgotten,” as it is popularly known, has led to nearly 290,000 removal requests and counting, with Google evaluating well over a million URLs to date.… Continue Reading

How to Remove False and Defamatory Pissed Consumer Reviews

Posted in Complaint Websites, Defamation Removal, False Reviews, Pissed Consumer, Review Websites
Pissed Consumer – branded as a “premier consumer advocacy group” – is home to countless online reviews and complaints about businesses across dozens of industries.  For many small- and medium-sized businesses, false and defamatory reviews on Pissed Consumer can be quite harmful. Fortunately for these businesses and business owners, Pissed Consumer does offer removal options for… Continue Reading

How to Remove False and Defamatory Google Reviews

Posted in Businesses and Executives, Defamation Removal, False Reviews, Google, Review Websites
When running a search of a business on Google, chances are that an aggregate star rating (on a 5.0 scale) and a listing of Google Reviews will appear high up in the search results.  While Google Reviews may not yet have the widespread appeal of Yelp, they are gaining in popularity and will continue to be… Continue Reading

How to Remove a Defamatory Blog Post or Website

Posted in Defamation Removal, Defamatory Websites, Google, Internet Defamation General, WordPress
Disgruntled parties are initiating online reputation and brand attacks on a number of internet forums.  This includes people publishing false and defamatory blog posts. This typically involves them creating a free blog through Google, WordPress or another easy-to-use blog-publishing platform for the sole purpose of disparaging other parties. Businesses and individuals harmed by blog posts should… Continue Reading

How to Remove False, Defamatory Glassdoor Reviews

Posted in Businesses and Executives, Defamation Removal, False Reviews, Glassdoor, Online Reputation
Founded in 2007, Glassdoor.com is an online “career community” with a database consisting of several million company reviews, CEO ratings, salary reports, job interview reports and more.  But as both the Associated Press and the Wall Street Journal have phrased things – in articles published nearly three years apart – Glassdoor is a website where… Continue Reading

How to Remove Defamatory News Articles from the Internet

Posted in Defamation Removal, Internet Defamation General
Negative media coverage has always posed a challenge for businesses and professionals.  Given the current internet landscape and the ability of articles to spread quickly through social media, businesses must be especially active in trying to deal with bad publicity.  A defamatory news article can be readily available online for years and rank highly on… Continue Reading

How to Remove Harmful YouTube Videos, Including Infringing and Defamatory Content

Posted in Defamation Removal, Google, YouTube
When someone posts a harmful YouTube video about another person or organization, not only can this cause significant harm in and of itself, but it can also be difficult for the subject of the video to get it taken down.  Short of convincing the poster of the video to simply remove the video (which is… Continue Reading

How to Remove URLs from Google after Obtaining a Court Order

Posted in Defamation Removal, Google, Internet Defamation General
In several previous blog posts, we have mentioned obtaining court orders with the aim of getting links to harmful content de-indexed from search engines.  What we have not yet written about is how to use a court order to get links removed from Google. In short, this entails using Google’s Legal Removal Requests page. The Legal… Continue Reading

How In-House Counsel Can Help Shape Their Companies’ Reputations

Posted in Businesses and Executives, Competitor Defamation, Defamation Removal, False Reviews, Identify Anonymous Defamers, Internet Defamation General, Online Reputation
Company reputations today are largely dictated by what is posted on the internet, both about the companies themselves and their executives. Gone are the days where reputation is based on building up and maintaining goodwill with consumers over time. As Jennifer Evans, Chief Risk Officer at ANZ, was quoted in a Deloitte report, “reputations built… Continue Reading

Internet Defamation Removal and the Known Defamer: How Knowing the Identity of a Defamer Changes the Court Order Technique

Posted in Defamation Removal, Internet Defamation General
Online defamation can significantly harm the reputation of a business or individual, especially when it ranks highly in search engine results. In general, accuracy is irrelevant to search engines.  Search results are typically organized by relevancy and not quality. Thus, false information can spread just as easily, and rank as highly as (or even higher than certain) legitimate complaints… Continue Reading

Dispelling Misconceptions About Internet Defamation Removal

Posted in Communications Decency Act, Defamation Removal, Internet Defamation General
Since launching the Vorys internet defamation group, we have encountered several misconceptions about the removal of information from the internet. Companies and professionals that/who have been disparaged online have several options for dealing with their potential internet crises. Harmful information can be removed from the internet One step that can be taken to contact the person… Continue Reading

How to Deal with False and Damaging Pissed Consumer Posts

Posted in Competitor Defamation, Complaint Websites, Defamation Removal, False Reviews, Identify Anonymous Defamers, Pissed Consumer
Pissed Consumer, as the name suggests, has become a destination for disgruntled consumers to share their unpleasant experiences with various products or services. In fact, the website reports having more than a quarter million reviews about 40,000-plus companies spanning 120 industries. Indeed, Pissed Consumer is not a website where prospective customers should expect to find… Continue Reading

How to Remove Harmful Craigslist Ads

Posted in Craigslist, Identify Anonymous Defamers
Craigslist has become an invaluable resource for people in the United States. and across the world to advertise services, sell products and even meet like-minded people. Although a large majority of Craigslist users utilize the classified ads website for legitimate transactions or interactions, some use it to advance their own interests by exploiting others and… Continue Reading

How to Identify Anonymous Posters on Yelp

Posted in False Reviews, Identify Anonymous Defamers, Yelp
In today’s internet landscape, it is very easy to anonymously post harmful content. However, using a fake screen name or email address does not mean an internet user has completely shielded his or her identity, particularly when that person violates a website’s terms or potentially the law. On the popular review website Yelp, it is no… Continue Reading

How to Remove Harmful Wikipedia Pages and Articles

Posted in Defamation Removal, Wikipedia
Wikipedia is home to more than 30 million articles and has nearly 80,000 active contributors, according to the website. These figures are a product of its “openly editable model,” where virtually anyone with internet access can add or edit content on the website. The online encyclopedia’s strength lies in its founders giving their power to… Continue Reading