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    Peter La Sorsa

    I am an attorney with a solo practice concentrating in wrongful death, personal injury and sexual harassment lawsuits. I also stay current on technology issues and have corporate clients who I advise on matters relating to technology. I am the chair of the Illinois State Bar Associations ("ISBA")Corporate Law Department Section Council; member of the ISBA Federal Civil Practice Section and Committee on Legal Technology. I was a member of the American Bar Associations ("ABA") Science and Technology Committee 2004-2006, and currently on the Board of Directors for the American Law Institute-American Bar Association. I also lecture for Norwegian Cruiselines on trips to Bermuda.

    I have two offices one in downtown Chicago and one in Mapleton Illinois. I have a blog, located at

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    CAN-SPAM: Quick Refresher

    January 29, 2009 •

    The CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 (Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography And Marketing) establishes requirements for those who send commercial email. It spells out penalties for spammers and companies who violate the Act while advertising products in spam, and gives consumers the ... Read More »

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    Legal: “Terms and Conditions” Protect Your Online Business

    November 27, 2008 •

    So you have your ecommerce website up and running, and you wonder if you need any specific terms and conditions to govern transactions on your site. The answer is yes. ... Read More »

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    Selling Products Online: What Legal Jurisdiction Applies?

    November 5, 2008 •

    Most ecommerce merchants want consumers from all over, whether that means all 50 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico, Europe, or the world. But e-retailers need to consider local laws when they ask for business in another state or another country. And it is important to understand which jurisdi... Read More »

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    Copyright Law for Ecommerce Merchants

    October 13, 2008 •

    The Internet makes copying photographs, artwork, and words easy, since a relatively unsophisticated user can just browse the web saving or copying nearly anything that suits his fancy. As an e-business owner you’ll want to both protect your photographs and, conversely, ensure that your ... Read More »