Internet Crimes, Torts and Scams

ebook Investigation and Remedies

By Melisa Blakeslee

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Internet Crimes, Torts and Scams: Investigation and Remedies by Melise Blakeslee helps attorneys understand the increasing range of illegal and malicious internet activity and a similarly expanding number of response or enforcement options. Reflecting a "real-world" dynamic, the book is problem-oriented and cuts across many practice areas including intellectual property enforcement, libel, third-party liability, forensics, and global jurisdictional issues. It will aid practitioners who need to identify not only the type of problem a client faces but how to investigate and best respond to protect a client's interests in any given situation.

In Internet Crimes, Torts and Scams, Melise Blakeslee draws upon her extensive experience investigating and litigating internet-based legal problems to produce a unique and accessible book for any attorney advising a client on internet-related risks. Topics covered in this comprehensive text include: investigation techniques such as how to interpret email headers, global jurisdiction, investigation of counterfeiters, intellectual property, the problems of anonymity on the Internet, and preparation of complaints. Also included are extensive appendices, including ICANN complaints, motions, a list of online resources, and guidelines for the seizure of electronic evidence.

In the Second Edition, all chapters have been thoroughly updated to reflect developments related to key word advertising, trademark infringement, and "hot news." New sections on quasi in rem jurisdiction, false light, and jurisdictional issues in trademark and copyright disputes have been added. In addition, there are new practice tips and updated appendices reflecting changes in ICANN rules for dispute procedures.


  • Features a number of topical issues including but not limited to: Internet Jurisdiction, Cybersquatting, Key Word Advertising, Defamation, Copyright, Counterfeiting, and Investigative Techniques
  • Written by a high-profile partner with extensive experience in preventing/prosecuting internet fraud
  • Provides a unique combination of current technology, the state of the law, and remedies available to attorneys to provide their clients with the best and most efficient aid against internet-related crime


    "In her useful new book Internet Crimes, Torts, and Scams, Melise Blakeslee gives practical, easy-to-follow instruction for monitoring uses of intellectual property on the internet. The book also deftly explains subtle nuances in IP law that help guide the reader in determining whether certain uses are permissible." - Martin Cribbs, President - Six Degrees Intellectual Property Consulting

    "Any attorney who prosecutes Internet crimes and scams will want this book close at hand for reference...Internet Crimes, Torts and Scams offers interested lawyers and laypersons alike a solid reference with which to understand and address these virtual threats."

    --James P. Kelly

    Law Library Journal

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