Internet Crimes, Torts and Scams: Investigation and Remedies 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.
Melise Blakeslee is the founder and president of Ecrimetools.com, the legal professional's internet partner in fighting cybercrime. Ms. Blakeslee's legal practice is internet-and litigation-oriented, with an active docket focusing on internet crimes, complex software and copyright disputes. She has over 23 years of experience protecting and licensing IP in a wide variety of industry sectors, and has represented many famous brands and businesses. She is Managing Partner at Sequel Technology & IP Law, LLP. Previously, Ms. Blakeslee was a partner with McDermott Will & Emery where she served for nine years as the head of the e-Business & Cybercrime group.