Contract Law

FaceApp: Russians Own Your Face?

FaceApp: Russians Own Your Face?

You gave FaceApp permission to use your photo. FOREVER. You can’t revoke that permission. You can’t get paid if and when they use your photo. They can license that photo to anyone, any company, or any government they want without your permission (and they can get paid for that). They can edit your photo without your permission and then use that as they see fit as well.

Don't Spoil Fortnite Season 6!

Don't Spoil Fortnite Season 6!

Epic went ahead and sued a man by the name of Thomas Hannah for breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, and civil conspiracy. They are seeking injunctive relief, compensatory damages, punitive damages, and attorney’s fees. Thomas Hannah was a contractor that provided QA (Quality Assurance) services for Epic by playing unreleased builds of the game and reporting back about various bugs and data. Thomas Hannah also signed an NDA (Nondisclosure Agreement) agreeing not to reveal any confidential information he would receive as a part of his QA services. However, Hannah allegedly breached the NDA by leaking spoilers to another man (Adam DiMarco) who then posted the spoilers and leaked the future of Fortnite on Reddit for upcoming seasons.

Peel Those Warranty Stickers Off!

Peel Those Warranty Stickers Off!

The 1975 Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act just saved consumers a ton of headaches in 2018 and the future. Next time one of your devices breaks and you have to send it in, don't worry about those stickers they always tell you not to peel off. A few months ago, the FTC sent out warnings to some companies that were violating the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act by requiring buyers of their products (who wanted to use the warranty) to do things like keep their warranty stickers on or not use their devices with third party accessories. They were given a deadline to change their policies or face "law enforcement action." The deadline is up.

Glossary of Legal Terms for Engineers

Glossary of Legal Terms for Engineers

Welcome back to Wisdom Wednesdays at SAV Law Firm Blog! Continuing the trend of easy to swallow information, guest blogging, and appealing to engineers with an interest in law, we have a glossary of terms that are important must-knows for any engineer. Regardless of whether you are going through an encounter with the law, these terms will help you understand the documents you and your team are signing when taking on a project. We wanted to post these early on during the life of our blog so that these terms could be referenced in future works without being worried that a reader may not know the meaning. We hope that you enjoy learning this "legal jargon" and also hope your return whenever you need to reference important terms.