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Government Contracting and Procurement Update: Public Access to Trade Secrets in Proposals and Bid Documents in Maine

Those doing business with the State of Maine need to know their way around public records laws. What is the risk that sensitive business information included within a bid response to a request for proposal (RFP) may become...more

Top Ten Laws Any Online Operation Should Know. A Quick Guide.

Below is a top ten pocket guide for the top ten laws any operation (social, e-commerce, IP/UGC driven, etc.) needs to be familiar with now and for the foreseeable future. Having this at the ready won’t necessarily make you...more

Supreme Court Hears Argument on States’ Ability to Exclude Public Records Access for Non-Citizens

On February 20, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in McBurney v. Young, No. 12-17, a case with potentially major implications for businesses that use state freedom of information acts (FOIAs) to obtain...more

Telecommunications in the 113th Congress

The 112th Congress saw a lot of activity focused on new and changing technologies, but few legislative breakthroughs. Early in the year, there was significant activity around intellectual property and online piracy issues,...more

Elektroninės paslaugos GLIMSTEDT Teisės žinios

Penktajame leidinio numeryje nusprendėme panagrinėti virtualios erdvės teisinius niuansus ir reglamentavimą - juk „GLIMSTEDT teisės žinios“ taip pat yra elektroninis...more

The Unforeseeable Transaction: Apple Argues that the California Song-Beverly Credit Card Act Should Not Apply To Online Retailers

When is a gallon of gas like an iTunes track? That may sound like a riddle from a Lewis Carroll novel, but it was one of the questions considered by the California Supreme Court during oral arguments in Apple v. Superior...more

Copyright Modernization Act enters into force – TPMs, ISP Liability and more

The majority of the provisions of Canada’s Copyright Modernization Act (the “CMA”) entered into force today, November 7. Let’s take a look at three issues related to “data governance”: Technological Protection Measures...more

Access to Confidential Information in Failed Bid Not Allowed

A recent Order (MO-2786) of a Senior Adjudicator of the Office of the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner provides a useful guide for organizations wishing to protect confidential and financial information submitted...more

California Likely to Increase Number of Enforcement Actions Against App Developers and Owners for Privacy and Data Security Law...

California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced two major initiatives this year that indicate the California Department of Justice is likely going to increase the enforcement of both state and federal privacy and data...more

Mobile Problems? The Bring Your Own Device to Work Movement

As I settle in at a table in my favorite cafe near my home, large coffee in hand, I check my work emails from my personal smart phone as I pull out my personal laptop and dial into my company servers providing access to all...more

Protecting Trade Secrets: Intersection of Florida’s Public Records Laws and Regulatory Document Demands under the Florida...

Florida has expansive public records disclosure laws, which emanate from the Florida Constitution. Art. I, § 24, FLA. CONST., Ch. 119, Fla. Stat. It is doctrinal in Florida that virtually any document delivered to a state...more

Intellectual Property Law in 2012

Lawsuits! Infringement! Litigation! Ah, there’s never a dull moment in the wonderful world of intellectual property law, and 2012 will be no exception. Here’s our list of what to watch in the coming year...more

Protests Mount Against Proposed Law That Would Cripple the Internet

From the Arab Spring to the Occupy Wall Street movement, 2011 was a year of protests. It was capped off with a little-covered (by traditional media) but important protest that will carry on into 2012. We’ll call it the...more

Who Is Listening? The SEC Emphasizes Importance of Cybersecurity Disclosure

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) staff recently issued guidance concerning its views on disclosure obligations related to cybersecurity risks and cyber incidents. The SEC staff issued the guidance in response...more

Advertising Law - October 14, 2011

In This Issue: SPECIAL FOCUS: Avoiding Potential Pitfalls Associated with Functional Food Claims; Lather Up: FDA Issues New Sunscreen Rules; Facebook “Likes” Two Legal Victories; NAD: Claims Should Be Based on Product...more

Proposed Regulations to Anti-Spam Legislation

Industry Canada and the CRTC have each released a set of draft Electronic Commerce Protection Regulations aimed at clarifying certain concepts in Canada's new anti-spam law, formerly known as the Fighting Internet and...more

Advertising Law Newsletter - April 15, 2011

In this issue: The Buzz Over Privacy Continues with Google FTC Settlement; Power Balance Reaches $57 Million Settlement Over False Marketing; FTC Commissioner: Do-Not-Track Not Endorsed by Agency; LinkedIn Sued Over Cookies;...more

FISA: Legal Obligations and Business Strategies

The Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act ("FISA") was passed into law by the federal government on December 15, 2010. The law comes into force later this year, and is the product of several years' worth of research into...more

Advertising Law Newsletter - January 13, 2011

In this issue: Manatt Partners to Highlight New Legal and Regulatory Challenges at ACI’s National Advanced Forum on Advertising Law; Department of Commerce Issues Privacy Green Paper; Packing Peanuts Maker Must Omit the Word...more

Advertising Law Newsletter - December 13, 2010

In this issue: Manatt Partner Tony DiResta to Explore the FTC's Top Privacy Initiatives in WOMMA Webinar; Antipiracy, Counterfeit Bill Heads to Full Senate; Preview: A Draft of the Commerce Department’s Privacy Report; Feds...more

Advertising Law - December 02, 2010

In this issue: FDA Reveals Graphic Proposed Warning Labels for Cigarettes; Detox Foot Pad Marketers Settled with FTC; Twitter Issues New Guidelines on Using its Mark; and Myspace Faces Class Action over Privacy Violations;...more

Would You Trade Your Tax Returns and Bank Statements for Free Music Downloads?

LimeWire sounds innocent enough – a file sharing program that allows individual users to download music over the Internet, video and other files directly from the hard drive of another LimeWire user. LimeWire and other...more

Advertising Law - August 12, 2010

In This Issue: *Washington State AG Reaches Settlement with Intelius for Deceptive Upsell Marketing Practices *House Committee Approves Internet Gambling Bill *Privacy Update: Senate Bill and FTC “Do-Not-Track”...more

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