The fashion empire is hauling Mindspring into court for copyright infringement.
If the enervated economy and crumbling stock market haven’t already cast enough uncertainty on the Internet service provider industry, a recent lawsuit might tip it over the edge.
The case involves the Gucci fashion empire vs. Hall & Associates (owners of www.goldhaus.com, a jewelry e-commerce site) and Mindspring (an ISP now owned by EarthLink). Gucci claimed in federal court that Hall is guilty
Anti-Piracy “Don’t Copy That Floppy” Campaign
Imagine this alarming scenario. It’s the middle of a busy, productive afternoon at the office when unexpected visitors suddenly arrive: a federal marshal accompanied by a representative of the Software Publishers Association (SPA). They have come to search all the company’s computers for unauthorized copies of software programs. And they are armed with a federal warrant.
If the investigators find programs for which the business holds no license, or more
Small businesses nationwide are increasingly falling victim to fraud and
forgery and, according to the National Research Council, production of
counterfeit currency has doubled every year since 1989. If this trend
continues, more than $2 billion in bogus currency will be in circulation by
the year 2000. Various banking associations also estimate that about 500
million checks are forged annually, contributing to losses totaling more
than $10 billion. Credit card fraud accounted for an additional $2
Reliant One Insurance Center
Reliant One Insurance Center is an insurance broker located in Carlsbad, California with an impending class action lawsuit. The lawsuit claims the insurance provider is unethically operating under various names, stealing money from customers, delivering poor quality of service, and identity theft. Reliant One Insurance Center also operates under the name “Nationwide Financial Services,” from which they claim to help consumers out of their overwhelming debt obligations through debt arbitration, debt management,
It’s never been easier to start up a commercial rabbit farm in
East Texas. Sandra Ellison is on the job to make sure of that.
Ellison manages the U.S. government’s first General Store for
Small Business in Houston, Texas, a storefront operation designed
to provide all the information and assistance necessary to help
people start and develop small businesses. The facility served an
average of 36 visitors a day after opening in July 1995 –