Six Web-Scraping Legal Trends for Q1 2024

2024 is going to be a massive year for web-scraping legal decisions. There will be substantive decisions in all the major generative AI cases. Big-name scraper Bright Data is in legal battles with Twitter and Facebook. Ryanair and are locked in a legal struggle. And so on. With all that, I suspect this is … Read More

Arbitration for Thee but Not for Me

It is common knowledge among lawyers that online platforms have broad leeway to enforce arbitration agreements in their online ToS. But one wrinkle that is perhaps not as well known is that many companies selectively draft their online contracts to compel arbitration when they prefer it, while still allowing them to avail themselves of traditional … Read More

Can an LLC use a SAFE?

The short answer is: That’s not what they were designed for. The longer answer is that you shouldn’t use a standard SAFE note to raise capital with an LLC, because it specifically contemplates a type of investment that LLCs cannot do. Namely, a priced, preferred stock round with a venture-capital firm. Most venture capital firms … Read More