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Supreme Court Decision Threatens Internet Television, But There Is Hope

When Congress last completely overhauled the Copyright Act in 1976, disco topped the charts, Charlie’s Angels was making its television debut, and fax machines were revolutionizing how people communicated. But it was this...more

8/25/2014 - ABC v Aereo Broadcasting Copyright Copyright Infringement SCOTUS The Copyright Act

Are Internet TV Providers Cable Companies Now?

Last month, in American Broadcasting Companies Inc. v. Aereo, Inc., the Supreme Court ruled that Aereo’s service of streaming broadcast TV over the Internet violated copyrights in the streamed TV shows. Although this ruling...more

7/11/2014 - ABC ABC v Aereo Broadcasting Cable Television Providers Copyright Copyright Infringement Internet Internet Streaming Popular Public Performance Rights SCOTUS The Copyright Act

Finally – Video Privacy Protection Act Amended for the Internet Era

Overview - On January 10, 2013, President Obama signed into law amendments to the 1988 Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) that facilitate social media sharing of video viewing preferences when users consent to...more

5/1/2013 - Amended Legislation Internet Streaming Online Videos Video Privacy Protection Act

No, You Can’t Deactivate Your Facebook Account When Litigation Is Pending

A federal magistrate judge in New Jersey recently sanctioned a plaintiff for evidence spoliation after he deactivated his Facebook account during litigation, resulting in its permanent deletion by Facebook after 14 days...more

4/25/2013 - Discovery Evidence Facebook Gatto v United Air Lines Record Preservation Social Media Spoliation United Airlines

Video Privacy Protection Act Amended for the Internet Era, Finally

On January 10, 2013, President Obama signed into law amendments to the 1988 Video Privacy Protection Act that facilitate social media sharing of video viewing preferences when users consent to disclosure of information via...more

1/16/2013 - Hulu Internet Netflix Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Policy Social Media Video Privacy Video Privacy Protection Act

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